Funspot & The American Classic
579 Endicott Street North
Laconia, NH 03246
Open daily - closed Christmas Day
Funspot Family Entertainment Center located Weirs Beach in Laconia is a video arcade and classic gaming museum founded in 1952 by Bob Lawton. Originally called the Weirs Sports Center, and located across the street from the Weirs Beach boardwalk, Funspot moved in 1964 to its current home on Route 3.
It includes over 500 games, indoor and outdoor miniature golf courses, a 20-lane ten-pin and candlepin bowling center, cash bingo, a restaurant, and a tavern. Featured i the documentary "King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters," Funspot was officially named the "Largest Arcade in the World" by Guinness World Records at the 10th Annual International Classic Video Game and Pinball Tournament.
The third floor of Funspot houses the American Classic Arcade Museum. There are 300 games from the 1970s and 1980s on the floor at any one time in the American Classic Arcade Museum section of Funspot, with another 100 housed in a warehouse. Billy Baker of The Boston Globe called the museum "the Louvre of the '8-bit' world."