Why else do people live in a city other than to have access to things like cat cafes, insane desserts, and entire museums devoted to pinball?
The Seattle Pinball Museum is located in the International District and shares the block with Eastern Cafe (make sure to stop in either before or after, it's a great coffee shop) and Honey Court Seafood. It is hard not to miss in a neighborhood full of Chinese and Japanese influence. The bright blue neon pinball will beckon you in from afar.
It's $15 for a single entry pass ($20 if you want to be able to leave and come back). Pay at the door and then play every machine in the house, except for a few brand new ones right by the front door. They have pinball machines that date back to the 1930s, and they fill up the two story shop with the machines in chronological order, oldest to newest. They also have a few arcade games including the classic PacMan and even a PacMan arcade/pinball hybrid that is probably the hardest PacMan we have ever attempted.
They also have beer and cider for those that want to drink and play, although you're going to want to have your reflexes in tip-top shape if you want to get those cherished multi-balls. We definitely recommend dedicating at least 2 hours to play all the different machines.
Insider tip: The most rare pinball machine in the shop is The Wizard of Oz. It was the first one made and cost a pretty penny, over 8K.
Oh, and most importantly, you can't pinball without The Who. We will just leave this here.