Museum With The Most Fun in New Hampshire?
I'll give you a hint. I spent about an hour there on Saturday playing 'Frogger'.
The 'American Classic Arcade Museum' can be found inside the three floors of amazement known as 'Funspot' in Laconia.
I have to be honest, I've never really taken the time to look up from my 'Jungle Hunt' screen to notice all the historic Granite State themed artifacts from my youth.
New Hampshire native, the late Ralph Baer was the inventor of both the first home console video game and SIMON (photo above). He will soon have a statue dedicated in his honor here in The Granite State.
I have walked by this glass case dozens of times without realizing the significance that Mr. Baer inventions have brought to the world.
I had owned the 'Pocket Simon' as a kid and I thought it was much larger than it appears to be in this photo. I guess that my memory isn't as strong as it used to be. <- Simon joke.
This museum can be found on the top floor at Funspot, admission is completely free and they're open 10AM until 10PM, 7 Days a Week!