Pinball Exhibition Coming to Louisiana State Exhibit Museum

One thing about the museums and galleries in Shreveport-Bossier: You never know what you’re gonna get. Sometimes, you get something so incredibly cool that you’ve kind of gotta pinch yourself. That’s the case with Pinball: An American Game Experience, an exhibit that will be held at the Louisiana State Exhibit Museum, Oct. 24-Nov. 16, 2018. There’ll also be a pop-up pinball exhibit featuring free, playable machines at Prize Fest in downtown Shreveport on Oct. 5-6.

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The logo for Pinball: An American Game Experience
Pinball: An American Game Experience will be held at the Louisiana State Exhibit Museum, Oct. 24-Nov. 16.

The Friends of the Louisiana State Exhibit Museum and a group of Texas-based pinball machine collectors partnered to arrange the exhibit. The exhibit will include “pinball machines from the 1930s to the 1990s, memorabilia, and interactive displays that illustrate the mechanics behind pinball,” according to a press release.

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Here’s the kicker: Apparently, visitors to the exhibit will be able to play the pinball machines on display – for free. It’s unclear if all of the machines will be playable, or only a few, but either way, this is just too stinkin’ cool. We are moderately to severely obsessed with pinball at 20×, and have gone to some effort to celebrate the pinball machines of Shreveport-Bossier.

Admission to the Louisiana State Exhibit Museum is free and you can plan your visit here. If, by any chance, you’re traveling to attend the exhibit and would like more info on Shreveport-Bossier, you can download a copy of the 2018 Official Visitors’ Guide to Shreveport-Bossier here or view the e-reader version here.

Enter to win: Organizers of Pinball: An American Experience have partnered with 20× to give one of our readers and a guest the chance to attend a sneak preview of this exhibit. To enter to win, just send an e-mail to with the subject line “Pinball giveaway” before 12 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 15. The winner will be notified and provided details of the sneak preview by e-mail.

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