video game history museum


This is the National Videogame Museum in Frisco Texas.

This is one of the most incredible places I’ve ever had the pleasure of visiting. As you walk in, the first thing you see is a giant pong console set up waiting for you to test your skills. After you’ve had your fun and start to look around, it starts to sink in how much video game history you’re actually surrounded by.

The museum is set up in different “stages” much like a video game would be. Starting at the “time line”, you’re greeted with home consoles of all sorts with oversized controllers that let you control TV screens which display facts on each console. From there, you walk through and see numerous rarities including one of a kind prototypes, competition cartridges, and even previously lost consoles that have only recently been discovered. At the end of your self guided tour, you enter an arcade with dozens of arcade cabinets to choose from. The museum is even kind enough to give you 4 free tokens with your ticket so everyone gets to play.

The Museum is a result of 3 collectors pulling their collections together plus a few donations. It’s great that this truly one of a kind collection is available to the public.