Celebrate National Retro Video Game Day with these Lakeland gaming hubs

It’s time to get your game on, Lakelanders – your video game that is.

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With a wide array of classic arcade-style and competitive options, Rec Room in downtown Lakeland has something for every kind of gamer.

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Calling all classic video game lovers — it’s your time to shine. Friday, March 8 is National Retro Video Game Day and we’ve got a list of pixel perfect places to celebrate in Lakeland.


Family Fun Center, 4825 S. Florida Ave. | This family-friendly center features 100+ video and arcade games, including classics like “Pac-Man” and “Galaga.”

Rec Room, 202 N. Massachusetts Ave. | Air hockey, Skee-Ball, and pinball —oh my. Find classic games galore in this downtown spot. Pro tip: While the arcade is family-friendly during the day, it’s 21+ after 9 p.m.

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Cyber Sage Video Games, 4676 Cleveland Heights Blvd. | With owners boasting 25+ years of industry experience, this shop focuses on bringing you the best new and used classic games.

Game Attic, 3800 US Highway 98 N. | This Lakeland Square Mall staple is home to one of Florida’s largest selections of retro and updated video games and consoles.

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