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29 Exciting Arcades in Michigan to Get Your Game On

Whether you’re 6 or 60, it’s hard not to break out in a smile when you’re at arcades in Michigan. From the Upper Peninsula to Grand Rapids to Detroit, and everywhere in between, there are dozens of arcades beckoning visitors to have some fun.

For some visitors, an arcade is the perfect spot to relive childhood memories of playing their favorite games. For young visitors, it’s a chance to play a variety of games, find new favorites, and collect tickets for prizes.

Michigan arcades have something that appeals to every visitor. Many of them double as restaurants or are part of bigger entertainment centers, ensuring that visitors of all ages can have a good time.

Edge Of Reality Vr Arcade-Marquette
Edge of Reality VR Arcade | photo via yooperann

Upper Peninsula Arcades

The Maxx Entertainment Center

2202 Aragon St, Iron Mountain, MI 49801

This one-stop entertainment shop in Iron Mountain offers fun for the whole family, including arcade games, RC racing and flying, and cornhole. The Maxx also has plenty of special events during the year, including Friday Night Magic, live wrestling shows, concerts, comedians, and more.

Edge of Reality VR Arcade

333B W Washington St, Marquette, MI 49855

Edge of Reality in Marquette offers a one-of-a-kind virtual reality experience that makes visitors feel like they’re inside a TV, interacting with the environment around them. It offers more than 50 games and experiences that change each month.

The stations are rented by the hour and provide seating for up to four people. Renters can switch games and who’s playing as many times as they want within their reserved time.

Superior Entertainment Center

3060 US-41, Marquette, MI 49855

This UP arcade is a throwback to the good old days when quarters were the ultimate currency in an arcade. The center features more than two dozen games, and all of them use quarters to play.

Visitors can find skeeball, air hockey, shooting games, and much more. Food and drink options are available too, making this a fun spot for a Michigan day trip.

Pharaohs Family Fun-Mackinaw City
Pharaohs Family Fun | photo via amberlinpollock

Northern Michigan Arcades

Pharaohs Family Fun

328 S Huron Ave, Mackinaw City, MI 49701

Just below the Mackinac Bridge, weary travelers can take a break at this Mackinaw City fun center. It features a laser maze, a shooting gallery, an arcade, and more.

Out of This World Arcade & Game

415 Howard St, Petoskey, MI 49770

This excellent arcade in downtown Petoskey brings welcome feelings of nostalgia for gamers of a certain age. In the basement of a coin shop, gamers have a fun lineup of arcade classics to play. Also, the space includes a shop where gamers looking for retro games can find the perfect title for their collections.

The Coin Slot Arcade Bar-Traverse City
The Coin Slot Arcade Bar | photo via luvanurse443

The Coin Slot Arcade Bar

346 E Front St, Traverse City, MI 49684

The Coin Slot has all the ingredients for a fun night out in Traverse City — a fun vibe, cold drinks, tasty food, and awesome arcade games. The rotating games include pinball cabinets featuring Star Wars, Avengers, The Simpsons, and Star Trek, as well as arcade classics like Tetris, NBA Jam, Ms. Pac-Man, plus many more.

Two-Bit Operation in Bob’s Bullpen

123 N 2nd Ave, Alpena, MI 49707

A restaurant, an arcade, and a retail store all in one? Visitors can find just that in downtown Alpena. The 80s-themed arcade features classic games; the attached retail store offers comic books, action figures, and other goodies; and the restaurant serves tasty favorites.

The arcade can be rented for special events, and free gameplay is offered when customers buy a value meal or purchase certain items from the store.

Incredible Mo’s

1355 Silver Lake Crossings Blvd, Grawn, MI 49637

Visitors of all ages can find more than 35,000 square feet of fun at this Northern Michigan entertainment center that includes a full arcade of challenging games, kid-friendly games, and classic titles. Players can collect tickets and cash them in for prizes. Also, the center includes bowling, laser tag, and escape rooms.

Mid-Michigan Arcades

Stardust Entertainment Center

3750 Bay Rd, Saginaw, MI 48603

One of Mid-Michigan’s top entertainment destinations, Saginaw offers non-stop fun for visitors of all ages. That includes an arcade, which features more than 60 games, including Space Invaders, skeeball, basketball, and more.

When you’re done, tickets can be redeemed at a prize store with lots to choose from. Additionally, the center has LED-lighted bumper cars, escape rooms, axe throwing, laser tag, and more, so the only limit on fun is your imagination.

Crazy Quarters Arcade-Bay City
Crazy Quarters Arcade | photo via z93morningafter

Stop, Drop, & Play Arcade

739 S Main St, Wayland, MI 49348

If you’re looking for your all-time favorite arcade game, there’s a good chance that Stop, Drop, & Play Arcade has it. Visitors can enjoy classic titles like Dance Dance Revolution and Pac-Man, as well as pinball, basketball, and more. Fun events, like watch parties and trivia, add to the fun here.

Crazy Quarters Arcade

401 Center Ave, Bay City, MI 48708

A quarter can buy lots of happiness at Crazy Quarters. With more than 70 pinball machines and over 50 arcade games, visitors of all ages can find a fun game to play.

It’s all about fun at Crazy Quarters, so bring your quarters, drop them in the slot, and start playing. The arcade holds weekly pinball tournaments too, and all ages and skill levels are welcome.

Bam! Entertainment Center-Holland
BAM! Entertainment Center | photo via aliciakasen

West Michigan Arcades

BAM! Entertainment Center

478 E 16th St, Holland, MI 49423

Grab the controls and start having a blast at the BAM! arcade, which includes classic titles like Mario Kart, Jurassic Park Arcade, and Pac-Man. The arcade is just one of the center’s many attractions, though.

You can also play bowling and duckpin bowling, laser tag, billiards, and more. It’s the perfect spot for a fun-filled day with family and friends.

Amped Virtual Reality

2923 28th St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49512

Virtual reality experiences allow users to discover exciting new worlds. Amped kicks things up a notch with VR escape rooms in Grand Rapids, allowing users to combine the fun of VR with the challenge of an escape room. Rooms can be rented for 60 minutes with 50 minutes to solve each puzzle.

Retro Electric Arcade

2163 W Main St Suite 150, Lowell, MI 49331

Fans of all things retro won’t want to pass up a chance to visit this arcade and collectibles shop. A visit here is like visiting a living history museum where gamers can play and enjoy vintage games.

The arcade features a rotating list of games, but some of the collection includes Pac-Man, Mortal Kombat, Frogger, Donkey Kong, and Donkey Kong Jr.

Airway Fun Center-Portage
Airway Fun Center | photo via sarahboheme

Southwest Michigan Arcades

Airway Fun Center

5626 Portage Rd, Portage, MI 49002

In the Kalamazoo area, Airway Fun Center provides oodles of fun, including a sprawling mini golf course, bowling, escape rooms, a climbing wall, and a private bowling suite with two dozen beer selections.

Airway also has an arcade with everything from skeeball to video games. These games take equal parts patience, fun, and skill, and players can earn tickets for prizes.

Klassic Arcade 2.0

206 S State St, Gobles, MI 49055

Are you a fan of classic arcade games like Asteroids, Donkey Kong, and Galaga? If so, you’re in luck because Klassic Arcade has them all and many, many more.

The arcade even has more than a dozen pinball machines spanning the 1960s to the 1990s. Let your inner child explore and have an amazing time enjoying the very best in retro gaming.

NOTE: Additional locations are Klassic Arcade 1.0 and Klassic Arcade 3.0 are located in Gobles and Paw Paw, respectively.

Rocket Arcade

237 Broadway St #6, South Haven, MI 49090

With an admission to Rocket Arcade, visitors can enjoy unlimited play of dozens of retro games from the 1970s through the 1990s — Star Wars, Jurassic Park, crane machines, air hockey, and much more.

The South Haven arcade can also be rented for birthdays and private events, allowing groups to have free reign of their favorite games.

Rocket Arcade-South Haven
Rocket Arcade | photo via bailey_g_photography

East Michigan Arcades

Sperry’s Arcadehouse

301 Huron Ave, Port Huron, MI 48060

Nestled in downtown Port Huron in the basement of Sperry’s Moviehouse, Sperry’s Arcadehouse opened in 2022 to great fanfare.

Visitors can enjoy 12 classic pinball games, the Pandora’s Box gaming system with almost 3,000 games available, air hockey, or classic arcade titles, such as Space Invaders, Pac-Man, and Galaga.

River Place Game Room

925 S Main St, Frankenmuth, MI 48734

Frankenmuth has so much to see and do, but the Game Room has games for the young and the young at heart. The arcade features more than 40 games and has a large prize redemption center.

Big Best In Games-Ypsilanti
BIG Best In Games | photo via ericjchun

Southcentral Michigan Arcades

Revel & Roll

1950 S Industrial Hwy, Ann Arbor, MI 48104

This all-in-one stop in Ann Arbor has a state-of-the-art arcade with classic games, as well as billiards, a sports bar, and bowling. It’s the perfect spot to unwind with a drink, some yummy bar food, and good company.

BIG Best In Games

4095 Carpenter Rd., Ypsilanti, MI 48197

This one-of-a-kind facility in Ypsilanti features the hottest state-of-the-art arcade games, retro classics, and plenty of prizes for the taking. But, the facility offers much more, including bumper cars, an adventure course, laser tag, a VR Grave Digger monster truck motion simulator, and more.

Spare Time Entertainment Center-Lansing
Spare Time Entertainment Center | photo via stoneycreekmedia

Spare Time Entertainment Center

3101 E Grand River Ave, Lansing, MI 48912

Lansing’s favorite family fun center is an ideal spot for birthdays, parties, and even a family fun day. In addition to bowling, escape rooms, sand volleyball, and axe throwing, Spare Time has a 7,000-square-foot video arcade.

From claw machines and pinball to racing games and shoot-em-ups, the arcade has something for everyone.

Pinball Pete’s-East Lansing
Pinball Pete’s | photo via samanthamcnett

Pinball Pete’s

1214 S University Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
220 Albert St, East Lansing, MI 48823

Pinball Pete’s is a staple in the college towns of Ann Arbor and East Lansing and is filled to the brim with fun games. As its name implies, it has tons of pinball machines ready to play, including classic machines and brand-new releases.

In addition, Pete’s has a fun mix of old-school and new arcade games and racing, dancing, and redemption games (games where tickets can be won and redeemed).

Titled Arcade Bar

146 W Michigan Ave, Jackson, MI 49201

Pinball enthusiasts, gamers, and visitors of appropriate age can visit Jackson’s premier arcade bar. Pinball machines include Jurassic Park, NASCAR, Monopoly, and Star Trek, while the arcade lineup features Mortal Kombat, NBA Jam, Mario Bros., and more. Order your favorite beverage and try your best to set a high score on your favorite game.

Barcade-Detroit
Barcade | photo via girlnextdoorgaming

Southeast Michigan Arcades

Barcade

666 Selden St, Detroit, MI 48201

The original arcade bar is a big hit in Detroit with dozens of classic games and tasty craft beer selections on tap. The Detroit location’s gaming lineup features dozens of titles, including Centipede, Asteroids, Punch-Out!, Street Fighter, pinball, Joust, and many more.

It’s easy to find your favorite craft beer and unleash your inner child as you enjoy your favorite classic games.

Marvin’s Marvelous Mechanical Museum

31005 Orchard Lake Rd, Farmington Hills, MI 48334

While it’s not a traditional arcade per se, Marvin’s is an admission-free Metro Detroit favorite where visitors are encouraged to keep their hands out of their pockets.

Visitors can take a trip through mechanical history and see 5,000 square feet of unusual nostalgia, oddities, coin-operated machines, the newest in video games, and more. Tickets can be earned for prizes, and youngsters can enjoy games, photo booths, and lots of other interactive fun.

Universal Nonstop-Warren
Universal Nonstop | photo via superbatmarc

Universal Nonstop

28300 Dequindre Rd, Warren, MI 48092

From new titles to classic favorites, visitors of all ages can find something to enjoy here. The gaming lineup includes air hockey, basketball, Connect 4, skeeball, Mario Kart, Jurassic Park, Wheel of Fortune, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and many more. It’s the ideal spot for gaming enthusiasts and those who just want to let loose for a while.

Perfect Game

35000 Grand River Ave, Farmington Hills, MI 48335

Let the games begin at Perfect Game, which has more than 50 arcade games and a store full of great prizes. Bring your A-game and enjoy classic titles like Space Invaders or newer entries like Connect 4 or Cruisin’ Blast. No matter what your gaming pleasure is, Perfect Game has a game waiting for you.

Rev’d Up Fun

19830 West Rd, Woodhaven, MI 48183

Gaming shouldn’t be stressful, and time spent at Rev’d Up Fun can melt all your cares away. The arcade features more than 50 classic and new games and fun for all ages.

Eager to test your claw machine skills? Ready to experience the thrills of a racing game? You can do it all at Rev’d Up Fun, which also has axe throwing, bumper cars, laser tag, and more.

Perfect Game-Farmington Hills
Perfect Game | photo via emilyjostock

Visit an Arcade in Michigan

Whether you’re a huge skeeball fan, determined to finally beat a crane game, or longing to play your favorite childhood games, arcades in Michigan are the best spots to let your inner child have fun.

Visitors of all ages can find something to enjoy in a Michigan arcade. The games are equal parts fun and challenging, and eager gamers can cash in their ticket winnings for fun prizes. Even the most hardcore retro gamers can test their skills to set a high score on classic games.

So, make plans to visit a Michigan arcade. It’s the perfect indoor activity, no matter the weather or the season, and it’s an activity the whole family can have fun doing together.