The Next Level Pinball Museum in Hillsboro has been named the “World’s Favorite Pinball Location” for the third consecutive year at the 2023 TWIPY Awards. With an impressive collection of over 400 pinball and arcade machines, the museum has quickly become a must-visit destination for pinball enthusiasts.
The museum originally opened in 2017 with just 100 games in a 10,000 square foot warehouse. Since then, it has grown to over 240 pinball machines and 250 arcade games in a massive 20,000 square foot space. Plans are underway to expand the museum even further, with plans to add 150 more games and an additional 7,000 square feet by the end of March.
One of the things that sets Next Level apart from other pinball museums is its unique payment model of free play. Visitors can purchase a day pass for $22, giving them unlimited access to all the games without having to worry about coins or swipe cards. The museum also boasts thousands of pieces of pop culture memorabilia and collectibles, including movie posters, life-size superhero statues, and what is believed to be the world’s largest collection of lunch boxes.
Owner Whitney Carlson expressed her gratitude for the award and stated that it inspires her team to continue improving the museum for its visitors. Next Level Pinball Museum is located at 1458 N.E. 25th Ave. in Hillsboro and offers information on tournaments and special events on their website nextlevelpinballmuseum.com