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International Bowling Museum & Hall of Fame

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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
Description: 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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Interesting!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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Sidney
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

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.

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Odessa, Texas
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10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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.

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Odessa, Texas
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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).

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Valdosta, Georgia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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.

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Bakersfield, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I Love bowling even though I am not that good at it. Learned some interesting facts about it and there is a little game where you can throw a small ball to hit some pins which was fun to try.

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Canberra
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

As life long Tenpin bowlers this was an excellent look into the history of Tenpin Bowling, but what was great and appealing to everyone was the level of interactiveness of the displays. Everyone can learn about the sport and have fun with the displays. Certainly worth a visit!

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Austin, Texas
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I liked this museum because of all the interactive things you can do including a bowling alley that you can bowll 5 frames. Great place for kids too. Leagues from this sport have contributed to many charities. I liked everything about it and learned a lot about the history of the bowling. Very educational.

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Coppell, Texas
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52 reviews 52 reviews
18 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I recently attended an event at this museum, and I was delightfully surprised at the variety of displays; interactive, historical, and purely visual. I once was a league bowler, as were my now-grown kids. Seeing the displays brought back fun memories, and reading about the history of this sport was very interesting as well. I most enjoyed seeing the multi... More 

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Carrollton, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

When I told friends & family I was going to this museum, they wondered why. Since when was I a bowling fan? You don't have to be a bowler to enjoy. It is done really well & actually brings back memories of bowling as a teenager or my child's bowling birthday parties. It makes use of the best of current... More 

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Austin, Texas
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67 reviews 67 reviews
30 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

My husband and sons are huge bowlers. My son was the Texas state high school singles bowling champ for 2013, just to give you an idea of how huge. The museum was chock-full of fascinating history and information. It doesn't take too terribly long to go through so it doesn't get boring. At the end is a miniature bowling game... More 

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