rockford illinois entertainment guide
Date: 02/05/2005
NickelWorld - It's a Nice Change of Pace
by Gary Hill

Whether you're looking for an inexpensive place to take your kids for an afternoon of fun, or a location for the next youngster's birthday party or other event, NickelWorld might just be the place for you. Even if you have no kids, but want a chance to spend the day playing arcade games without spending a fortune, you should check it out. NickelWorld offers an entire building full of arcade games, all of which are priced at five cents or less. They have a wall of vintage games that play for free. That's right, you pay a $2.25 admission and then can have your go at any game in the place for five cents, with many of the games free, the cost being covered by that $2.25. With the cost of same games at other arcades hitting 50 cents or even a dollar, it's easy to see the bargain inherent in NickelWorld.


They also offer a whole group of games that reward play with tickets. Just like a carnival you can collect the tickets and redeem them for a whole array of prizes. Organizational groups can take an outing to NickelWorld and have the admission fee waived. Instead, everyone attending simply has to buy one $2.00 roll of nickels they can use for the games. For family groups of over three the admission fee is reduced to $2.00. NickelWorld also offers a party room on a reservation only basis.


NickelWorld is located at 3321 N. Main Street, near the corner of N. Main and Halted. They're open Sunday through Thursday from 11 AM - 10 PM, Friday 11 AM to Midnight and Saturday from 10 AM to midnight. Their website,, offers coupons to give discount admissions. That site also has a posting of high scores on various games-that gives you something to shoot for-other than the monsters and other bad guys in the games. Stop by and check them out, or give them a call at (815) 877-2771 to set up a reservation. Be prepared for lots of fun filled arcade game action for only a little change.

Contact Information
3321 N. Main Street
Rockford, IL
(815) 877-2771
Sunday through Thursday from 11 AM - 10 PM, Friday 11 AM to Midnight and Saturday from 10 AM to midnight.
2.25 Admission
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