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Wackenhammer's Clockwork Arcade

541 Main St, Hyannis, MA 02601-5443
+1 774-810-9061
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Fun for families with younger children.

Whiling strolling Main Street, coming upon the Merry-Go-Round, Arcade and some fun booths and a... read more

Reviewed 16 September 2017
Ann T
,
Land O Lakes
Worth a visit

This is a very cool arcade on the main street that reminds me of arcades when I was a kid. They... read more

Reviewed 31 August 2017
Karen P
,
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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Classic and Steampunk arcade games, Antique Carousel, family performances, summer family fun.
  • Excellent36%
  • Very good34%
  • Average20%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible2%
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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541 Main St, Hyannis, MA 02601-5443
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+1 774-810-9061
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Reviewed 16 September 2017

Whiling strolling Main Street, coming upon the Merry-Go-Round, Arcade and some fun booths and a few crafts is fun for the family.

Thank Ann T
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

This is a very cool arcade on the main street that reminds me of arcades when I was a kid. They have classics like air hockey, skeeball and pac man, but also a lot of other cool things I've never seen. Fun for adults and...More

Thank Karen P
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

We decided to visit while staying on the cape and I'm glad we did! The reviews had me wondering if it was worth it, but it was!!!! The kids 9yo and 10yo had a blast playing the games and riding the carousel. It was definitely...More

Thank FunmominRI
Wackenhammer, Owner at Wackenhammer's Clockwork Arcade, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2017

Delighted you and your family had a nice time together. We are always happy to hear suggestions for new entertainments and we add new games and diversions every year. Hope to see you back next year.

Reviewed 9 August 2017

We stopped in here last spring while on Main Street for Father's Day weekend. This is the cutest old school arcade! The games remind me of the arcades I went to as a child, and being right on Main Street, it had a real "boardwalk...More

Thank Valentina T
Wackenhammer, Owner at Wackenhammer's Clockwork Arcade, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2017

Valentina thanks for your kind words. I am glad you like our vibe. We'd be happy to hear suggestions about what would make the arcade more fun for your entire family. Hope to see you all back soon.

Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

We went to Wackenhammer's for my granddaughters birthday. More than ten of the games were out of order. Some others were also out of order with no sign on them. Other games were " under construction. The bathroom was also out of order. The arcade...More

Thank Candace L
Wackenhammer, Owner at Wackenhammer's Clockwork Arcade, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2017

Candace, I'm terribly sorry you had such an unfortunate experience at Wackenhammer's. We do our best to keep up with our games, many of which are classics and antiques and require a certain amount of care and feeding. I apologize that you caught us at...More

Reviewed 20 July 2017

We happened on this quirky arcade by accident and were so glad we did. It has many retro arcade games like Pac-Man, Skee Ball, Gypsy Fortune Teller, Pinball and even a Big Bertha. But MIT grad "Professor Wackenbush" has created a number of unique creations...More

Thank BostonCarey
Reviewed 5 September 2016

What are the best games in the arcade? Depends who you ask. My 10 year old enjoyed the infinite climbing wall (courtesy of prof. Wackenhammer himself), the Big Bertha ball throwing game, the Pop Corn machine, and another one of Prof. Wackenhammers games of blinking...More

1  Thank jarekslama
Reviewed 5 September 2016

A retro arcade with games from your childhood (Pac-Man, Joust, Millipede), games from your parents' childhood (Gypsy Fortune Teller, Dome Hockey, Big Bertha) and -- utterly unique -- games invented by Prof. Wackenhammer himself from a fantasy steampunk childhood that never existed. Best of all...More

1  Thank JulieG02110
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

We've been annual visitors here for a few years and our kids always enjoy it. It's not cheap (50 bucks gets you 100 tokens and 6 carousel tickets, adults need tickets to ride with kids, most games are 2 tokens). Equipment is so-so, many games...More

Thank BTEFan
Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed the nostalgic and innovative games. The "steam punk" vibe is a great combo. Between retro and invented machines (climbing wall with yodeling and Whack-a-mole with colored lights) and air and bubble hockey, Foosball, skee ball and pinball, there's tons of good old fashioned...More

Thank ncpsw
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