Manitou Springs Colorado is a small town of a little more than 5,000 people. But it has the greatest arcade I have ever seen. COmnteer
I was going with my wife for a relaxing weekend away. Manitou Springs is your quintessential small town with a little Main Street, small shops, bed and breakfasts, etc. I thought we would stay the night, have a good dinner, and see a few sites.
I had no idea that in the middle of the main street is an arcade lover's dream. There are more than 300 classic arcade cabinets, pinball machines, skee-ball, and other midway type games.
Everything from 1 cent football games from the early 1900's to table top Space Invaders to Guitar Hero. Pinball machines themed after Superman or Elton John. Rifle shooting games, love testers, foosball, racing games, and fighting games. There were games I remember playing when I was growing up and games I have never seen before.
Arcade Is Outside & Inside Five Different Buildings
enkratesThe whole arcade is spread through-out five different buildings and the outside spaces in between. Some of the cabinets even had snow on them (which was a bit sad to see).
Lines of Pinball Machines
MV JantzenRows of pinball machines. This room was dedicated to pinball and the penny, nickel, and dime games. Everything cost the same that it did when the games were first made.
Elton John's Pinball Machine - Captain Fantasic
jamesandtimApparantly Elton John had his own pinball machine.
Almost Every Capcom Arcade Fighter
The arcade had almost every single Capcom arcade fighter. Street Fighter II to Marvel vs Capcom and X-Men vs Street Fighter.
Classic Arcade Basketball
Before electronics, arcade's had games like this. You control the white player who is fed metal balls from the pipe to his left. The yellow player moves from side to side with his hands in the air. You pull the trigger to shoot the ball. Very simple, but pretty fun.
MV JantzenThe outside of the Skeeball and ticket redemption center at night time.
Gorf - Arcade Game I've Never Seen Before
I've never seen Gorf before. It looked like a Galaga type game. It was constantly making sounds the whole time I was there.
Arcade Shooting Games
jpundt79More rifles than an NRA Convention.
Nintendo Super System - 3 Games in 1
This arcade game had Super Mario World, F-Zero, and Super Tennis in the same cabinet. It didn't have a joystick but had two controllers that looked similar to an SNES controller.
Penny Bouncy Horses
flowercatThere were even 30 of those penny horses they have at grocery stores, but not just horses. Every type of airplane, train, car, tiger, elephant, hippo, and dragon you could imagine. When I was there a little boy was methodically riding every single one.