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Address: 621 Six Flags Drive, Arlington, TX 76011
Phone Number: +1 817-385-8210
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Tue - Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

The innovations of bowling unfold before your eyes through life-sized...

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.

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Great place to visit, espically if you enjoy bowling. My son and I are into bowling and it was a great experience.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 4, 2015
Kevin N
San Antonio, Texas
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San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015 via mobile

Great place to visit, espically if you enjoy bowling. My son and I are into bowling and it was a great experience.

Thank Kevin N
Arlington, TX
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17 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

Convenient to the Ballpark and Cowboy Stadium, as well as 6 Flags over Texas. Place to cool down during the summer heat.

Thank AnnaMae
Green Bay, Wisconsin
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Read reviews, set up my schedule of tours in Dallas. Arrive Saturday. Website says open 10-4 Sunday. Find out since holiday week closed on Sunday, & normal day closed is Monday. I flew out Tuesday at 7a. No chance to see Hall of Fame. Avid bowler & this was 1 of the highlights of my trip. Maybe they could of... More 

Thank bfish12345
BowlingMuseum, Manager at International Bowling Museum & Hall of Fame, responded to this review

Good afternoon, On behalf of the museum I would like to apologize for your negative experience. We will work on posting holiday hours sooner in the future. Please send me an e-mail at jessica@bowlingmuseum.com to see what we can do to make it up to you. Regards, Jessica Bell Curator/Program Manager More 

Las Vegas, Nevada
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Took my mother so she could take part in a church senior outing. It was smaller than I thought it would be, but so much more interesting than I had expected. I have bowled maybe 10 games in my life so I thought the afternoon would be more about the people I was with than the place we were visiting.... More 

Thank Rachel S
Austin, Texas
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Anything you could possibly want to know about bowling is there. And since the International Training & Research Center is right there you might run into a Bowling World Star ;)

Thank greyluci
Austin, Texas
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

A nice stop, especially if you have bowled your whole life. The history of the sport was interesting and the place was very colorful. $10 a head seemed a tad high, but we don't regret going.

2 Thank Matt C
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Interesting and very informative, even for people who are not bowlers. not very big, so even children can enjoy this. Some of the displays are interactive, explaining how things used to be done, how things are made, etc.

1 Thank Patricia S
Odessa, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

As a past, present, and future bowlers. We thought this would be a great experience. We were RIGHT. Very educational and informative. It was a nice idea.

Thank John W
Odessa, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

My mom is a league bowler so we decided to check it out and man it was worth it. The was interactive exibits, cool little shows, and a mini game of 5 frame bowling (literally mini).

Thank lorxsif
Valdosta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

As a member of the Professional Bowlers Association I am always looking for ways to expand my knowledge of Bowling. The International Bowling Museum & Hall of Fame did just that. Interactive exhibits helped tell the history of the sport all the way back to the Ancient Egyptians. A fun Visit.

Thank RickOelkers

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