The mecca of pinball machines

- It's a blast from the gaming past on the Jersey Shore.

The Silverball Museum in Asbury Park is a mecca for the retro gaming aficionado, featuring over 180 pinball machines and arcade games from the 1960's to present day.

The owner, Rob Ilvento, started collecting pinball machines for his autistic daughter, who was fascinated with their lights and sounds.

What started as a personal collection blossomed into a burgeoning business, and he opened up the brick and mortar shop on the Asbury boardwalk in 2009.

None of the machines take quarters. However, you do pay for the amount of time you spend there.

This arcade even holds tournaments for competitors monthly.

For more info visit silverballmuseum.com.

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