Virtual reality lounge, Joplin’s best kept secret | KSNF/KODE

JOPLIN, Mo. – If you think that only young people can have fun with virtual reality, think again. And depending on where you live in the four states, a company in the region might be the right choice for you.

In the 1920s, Whitney McNelly says this building on the 500 block of Virginia in Joplin was home to the Pennington Drug Warehouse. While that company is long gone, McNelly says she and her husband’s company, Pennington Station, shared the same family name, and she thinks it’s one of the area’s best-kept virtual reality entertainment secrets.

Although Pennington Station has been open for a little over a year, there may be a lot of people who don’t know it’s here and what it has to offer.

“Well, right now we have four of our main VR stations and at each station there are over 30 different VR titles to choose from, so every time you come in you can have a completely different experience, in addition We’re creating a Minecraft station so all our Minecraft fans can access Minecraft in VR,” said Whitney McNelly, owner of Pennington Station.

Visitors simply don virtual reality goggles and can play to their heart’s content anywhere in the home, or even galaxy, regardless of age or skill level.

“If you come in alone, or you’re the only one playing, you pay for 15 minutes, 30 minutes, etc. If you want to buy an hour and trade or maybe mommy isn’t sure she wants to play, but you buy a whole hour for the family, then you can use our group experience to barter and everyone can taste it,” said McNelly.

Even if you’ve never tried virtual reality, McNelly says her staff will walk you through the process.

“In addition to being a big hit with the little kids, we’re also a great place for date night, bachelor or bachelorette party or older birthdays,” said McNelly.

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