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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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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2015
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 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 

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Austin, Texas
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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 ;)

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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.

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Sidney
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12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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.

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Odessa, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 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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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.

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Bakersfield, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 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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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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17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 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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