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International Bowling Museum & Hall of Fame

621 Six Flags Drive, Arlington, TX 76011
+1 817-385-8210
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Ranked #11 of 24 attractions in Arlington
Type: Museums
Owner description: The innovations of bowling unfold before your eyes through life-sized replicas, touch-screen kiosks, film montages and interactive games. See the... more » Owner description: The innovations of bowling unfold before your eyes through life-sized replicas, touch-screen kiosks, film montages and interactive games. See the custom bike built by the Tuetel Family and featured on Orange County Choppers program. Talk to a 1920's pinboy with an attitude. See how bowling balls & pins are made. Play on a fully functioning small-ball bowling lane. We set 'em up and you knock 'em down. « less
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Dumont, New Jersey, United States
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45 reviews 45 reviews
24 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This was a disappointment. There was really nothing to the place. Would never recommend even to the most avid bowling fan.

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Woodstock, Georgia
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4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Go and see the video history of bowling it has surprises and is worth a visit. Definitely worth a few hours and inexpensive. Very interactive. The day I went it was $10 to get in and 3 kids were free. It's all on one floor so no stairs.

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West Des Moines, Iowa
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

So we went to the International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame thinking it would be maybe an hour visit, we were wrong, it was a two and a half hour tour that was very insightful and fun. From the history of bowling to pointers on how to improve your game, it had it all. My 11 and 15 year... More

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Arlington, Virginia, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

That's right, there's evidence of bowling from ancient Egyptian days. I went here with a friend when we had a free day to kill in Arlington. We stayed a lot longer than expected because it was pretty interesting and quite interactive. I had no idea there was a bowling museum but I'm now one of two friends who've gone! It's... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

We went there because we had some time to kill before a concert. They have a lot of exhibits about bowling including the history of bowling, famous moments in bowling, and more. I think seeing it once was enough.

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Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

I had a great time - your mileage may vary, depending on activities you enjoy. Bowling enthusiasts - why are you even reading this? Go! Do you like history or finding out how things work - or just enjoy clever museum exhibits? This is for you. There's plenty of interactive exhibits, goofy humor and quirky facts. Plus there's two mini... More

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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80 reviews 80 reviews
35 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

In fairness, my visit to the museum and hall of fame was with a business group. There were a lot of people around and the food tables were set up in places that made going through the museum difficult. I believe I would have enjoyed it more if I had gone through the museum on another day. It was interesting... More

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Arlington, Texas, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

Love bringing out of town guests here. Lots of fun even if you've never been to a bowling alley in your life. Great for all ages.

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Arlington, Texas
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81 reviews 81 reviews
39 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

Took a group here and had a reception in the bowling museum and hall of fame, it was a great choice, I will go back and bring more of our groups by. My favorite part is the I think Duck Pin, kids going through loved it! It is very interactive.

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Douglasville, Georgia
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

I was impressed by this little museum. It's new, very clean, organized, and would be a fun visit even for those who aren't interested in bowling. There's even a mini bowling game at the end that is great for children and adults. For under $20 two adults can go through this museum and Hall of Fame, and it's well worth... More

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