Welcome to NickelWorld!

A Family Amusement Center that offers over 100 games for the whole family to play that are either FREE or 1+ nickel per play.


Due to the Coronavirus we will be closed until further notice. We will be monitoring the situation daily; upon return, we will limit customers to 21 persons in the building at a time with a requirement of $6 each ($2 in admission and $4 in nickels purchased). Coupons and daily specials will be suspended. Time will be limited depending on demand, but will average at least one hour. The arcade will be sanitized after every 10 entries. Thank you for your continued support of our small local business of 24 years!

Featuring 20+ Video games and over 60+ Redemption games (games that dispense tickets which can be redeemed for GREAT prizes!)

There is a $2.25 admission fee that is applicable to anyone who walks out on the game room floor. (An area is provided for waiting parents). A discount is given to those in groups of 3 or more at $2.00 each. (savings = .75 cents+)

Many of our FREE PLAY games consist of classic names such as Pacman, Centipede, Donkey Kong, Gyrus, Joust, Moon Patrol, Frogger and Galaga and many more!

No one admitted after 8:00pm
Tickets redeemed by 8:30pm

Did you know?

Lonnie McDonald is on a quest to rollover every public accessible Joust. We fell into his plans. He arrived at NickelWorld on June 22, 2012 with a padded stool & snacks in hand. After 6 hours of continuous play, he achieved the goal of rolling over our Joust. 9,999,999. Thanks for visiting us Lonnie!

Gregg & Mike are on a quest to build their own Classic Arcade. We hope we inspired them by our Classic Game Wall here at NickelWorld. They used NickelWorld as a backdrop in their video and we were glad to assist them. Most all of our Classic games are the original dedicated machines. They have been in a lot of arcades throughout their lifetime (30+ years). Ours are not in as good of a condition as Gregg & Mike would like BUT they still bring back that nostalgia we (as parents) love! Thanks Gregg & Mike for visiting us!

2 For 1 Tuesday

Purchase 2 admissions for the price of one every Tuesday at NickelWorld.

Free Admission Wednesday

Receive free admission with a minimum $4 nickel purchase every Wednesday.

Parent’s Day Thursday

For every one paid child, one parent gets free admission every Thursday.

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3321 N. Main St.
Rockford, Il 61103

Near corner of Halsted & N. Main St