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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 #8 of 26 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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Austin, Texas
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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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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60 reviews 60 reviews
28 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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Dumont, New Jersey, United States
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45 reviews 45 reviews
24 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
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
21 helpful votes 21 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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25 reviews 25 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
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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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