Superhero Weekend at Playland-Not-at-the-Beach


A tribute to San Francisco's historic oceanside amusement park Playland at the Beach, El Cerrito's Playland-Not-at-the-Beach dubs itself a "Museum of Fun." The indoor museum contains over 30 pinball machines you can play for free, penny arcades with "antique amusement devices," magicians, a hand-carved miniature circus, and exhibits honoring carnival and amusement park history—all without the freezing cold of the original Playland's Ocean Beach location. If you've just returned from Comic-Con, don't pack that Batman costume away just yet. This weekend is Super Heroes Weekend at Playland, with prizes for fun-seekers who show up in superhero costumes. There's also a flea circus starring Professor B! (No dogs allowed, seriously.) Playland is open 10a - 5p, and admission for adults is $15, youth under 14 and seniors over 55 are $10. El Cerrito Del Norte BART station is 5 blocks away. For more Playland nostalgia head to the Roxy in Santa Rosa this weekend for Remembering Playland at the Beach, a documentary starring the historic amusement park. Photo via Playland-Not-at-the-Beach

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