Atomic Pinball

102 N Whitelaw Ave

Wood River, IL 62095

Last updated:

June 23, 2024

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Super Massive Collection

About Atomic Pinball

Atomic Pinball Arcade, originally CP Pinball, is a pinball enthusiast's haven located in Wood River, Illinois, about 20 minutes from St. Louis. It was founded by Chuck Sanderson, whose passion for pinball began while spending his free time playing at local bowling alleys and bars. Dissatisfied with the poor condition of most public arcade games, Sanderson purchased his first pinball machine and quickly grew his collection, collaborating with figures like Chad Keller and Larry Lassen, prominent in the St. Louis pinball community. The arcade started in a commercial property acquired in 2007, housing over 80 pinballs, video games, and collectibles, and became a local favorite for its quality machines, tournaments, and special events. Due to its growing collection, CP Pinball rebranded to Atomic Pinball Arcade in August 2023, moving to a larger facility at 102 N Whitelaw Ave. With over 125 pinball machines, it stands as a testament to Sanderson's dedication to the game and the community he has fostered around it.

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