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Playland Not At The Beach

10979 San Pablo Ave, El Cerrito, CA 94530-2338
+1 510-592-3002
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Make sure to spend a few hours and play all the games

Expected just a museum of the Playland at the Beach that closed in 1972 but much more was offered... read more

Reviewed 14 June 2017
North Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

Must visit for beach or Playland history buff - amazing and wonderful historic beach games and... read more

Reviewed 23 August 2016
David H
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“circus” (4 reviews)
“pinball” (3 reviews)
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10979 San Pablo Ave, El Cerrito, CA 94530-2338
+1 510-592-3002

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Reviewed 14 June 2017

Expected just a museum of the Playland at the Beach that closed in 1972 but much more was offered. We started off with the video of the orginal location and associated bath house. Then toured the diarama area of Circus, Christmas Village, Dicken Village and...More

Thank Captnslow
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Must visit for beach or Playland history buff - amazing and wonderful historic beach games and attractions...

Thank David H
Reviewed 16 March 2016

What a treat to be able to play so many different, cool games without having to count your quarters. Very festive atmosphere there. The food is carny/theater food, but that's not important at all. A friend had her 65th birthday there and everyone had a...More

1  Thank BStewart27
Reviewed 9 April 2015

Never had heard of this place but a friend took us there and I was pleasantly surprised. Doesn't seem like much from outside but go in and step into a great time. Lots of pinball games and some interesting history also. You can also book...More

1  Thank Les01
Reviewed 2 October 2014

I took the family last year, they have pinball machines, other games they had at Playland in San Francisco. Besides pinball they have things like old fashioned table games, like coin toss and bean bag toss. The Laughing Lady is there also just like at...More

Thank Al A
Reviewed 1 May 2014

All around fun. Old style arcade games along with 50+ pinball machines from old to new. After paying to get in. Just play games and win toys and stuffies. Great for kids! (And adults!)

2  Thank Josh G
Reviewed 13 April 2013

This is a must-do if you enjoy pinball machines and ski ball -- which we do. One admission, and play all you want -- plus win "prizes." How much better can it get?

3  Thank Marcia G
Reviewed 23 November 2012

We discovered this gem on a road trip through CA a couple of years ago. It was listed on Roadside America and we decided to stop and check it out. We have been hooked ever since. My daughter's favorite things are the old fashioned table...More

4  Thank Frecklekelly
Reviewed 25 September 2012

This place is fun for all ages. There is a little bit of everything related to amusements. There is a history section devoted to the original Playland in San Francisco, And there is a miniature hand carved circus. And rooms with miniature sets devoted to...More

4  Thank purpletravler
Reviewed 1 December 2011

Playland Not At The Beach is a few miles from San Francisco, in El Cerrito, Housed in a repurposed grocery story, Playland Not At The Beach is an amazing labor of love, and much more fun than I expected. There are many artifacts from San...More

4  Thank ataaah
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Marisela E
21 July 2017|
Response from Captnslow | Reviewed this property |
This place is for all ages, Make sure to spend the time there and play ALL the pinball machines, The Magic show is fun.