Game On!: Explore Arlington Takes on Free Play
By Office of Communication
Posted on October 16, 2023, October 16, 2023

On the next great adventure of Explore Arlington, Mayor Jim Ross takes on the arcade gaming world at Free Play.

Free Play Arcade is an arcade chain dedicated to preserve the arcade experience for its customers by running real hardware free of emulation and knockoff parts. Free Play Arlington launched in 2017 and serves food and drinks with a bar. 

“I feel like a kid again,” Ross exclaimed. “This is so much fun. Whether you come out here alone, with a group of friends, a corporate event or kid’s birthday party, it doesn’t matter. Get out here in Downtown Arlington at Free Play, go back in time and have the best time of your life.” 

Explore Arlington take viewers on a journey across multiple small businesses, tourism destinations, outdoor activities and many other venues and topics highlighting all of the fun things happening in The American Dream City.

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Mayor Jim Ross plays arcade video game.
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