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The Minnesota Pinball Hall of Fame

Last Sunday I had the privilege of being part of the Grand Opening for the Minnesota Pinball Hall of Fame in Cokato. In actuality, it’s my friend Jason’s collection of over 50 of the best pinball machines from the past 30 or so years.

Matt McKee can’t decide what to play next

Believe it or not, at one point most of this collection was in his house – filling just about every free inch of basement, garage, entryway, etc. Over the past year, he built a 40×80 heated outbuilding on his property to house his collection.

To celebrate the grand opening, he invited the Pinball Madness gang and several other friends for a Sunday afternoon party that started with Go-Karting and ended with hours of great pinball and lots of food.

Jason and Heidi Sheard playing on Stern Row

How do you pick favorites? It’s impossible.. but if Jason ever wants to sell his Nine Ball – I’m first in line!

See the rest of my pictures here: Link


  1. October 16th, 2007 | 5:12 pm

    Hey Mark, just seen this and found it by accident. Very nice write up !

    Founder MPHOF !

  2. October 18th, 2007 | 9:51 am


    Glad you found us! I can’t wait for my next visit to the MNPOF. I also can’t wait to see an Operation Thunderbolt at the MNPOF! 🙂


  3. Derek Grund
    November 11th, 2010 | 11:14 pm


    I’m just wondering if the Mn pinball hall of fame is open to the public. I live in northern minnesota and would love to make a trip down to play at this facility, it looks amazing.

  4. December 1st, 2010 | 10:33 am

    Sorry, no. It’s a private collection despite the ironic name..

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