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“Misleading prices” 3 of 5 stars
Review of AMF Bowling Center

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AMF Bowling Center
8800 Grant Strret, Thornton, CO
(303) 430-8017
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Ranked #9 of 13 Attractions in Thornton
Los Alamos, New Mexico
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“Misleading prices”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We had a couple of hours between events while traveling in the area, so stopped in when we saw a special for $2 Tuesdays. Nowhere did it state that the special was only good after 8 p.m., so we ended up spending $70 for 3 games and shoe rentals for four people. Rip off!! The facility is nice, but these prices were ridiculous - and the staff was not forthcoming about how much it would be when they set us up to add games as we went. Not cool.

Visited July 2014
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Denver, Colorado
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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“Good prices & customer service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

The Northglenn AMF is actually closer to us, but we've been there twice and had problems each time. We've been to Sonesta lanes in Thornton several times, and always had working lanes and good customer service. The staff has always been personable. The inside is updated and clean. Bathrooms clean and stocked.

TIPS:
- Check their website for specials. When we first started going, they had an all you can bowl special on Sundays. This summer, I signed my kids up for free bowling - 2 free games a day. We went about 3 times, and I was pleasantly surprised because they gave me a discounted rate.
- The lighter balls (6 lbs) do get stuck often and won't return - they'll get caught in the back and just spin. But the score will register. So just have the kiddos use two balls. When the 2nd ball drops, they'll both return.
- The food can be kind of slow. My daughter always wants a pretzel; we have to wait because they bake them! So they're slow, but toasty fresh out of the oven. The first time we went, we ordered sandwiches (wraps) and it took forever. But the food is good. So if you order food, order it way before you're starving. Menu: http://amf.com/sonestalanes/food-and-drinks/laneside-grill-menu

Sonesta Lanes is smaller than NorthGlenn, with a smaller bar, snack bar, and less lanes, but everything works better and the staff is so much nicer - it's worth the extra drive to us.

Visited August 2013
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Thornton, Colorado
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“Upgraded and Kid Friendly”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012

They have upgraded the facility with new tile, carpet, huge television screens, and cool lights that the kids love. Use coupons if you have them because bowling is not cheap anymore. My kids had a good time and the snacks were good and reasonably priced.

Visited February 2012
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Thornton, Colorado
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Fun Place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2012

Bowl here on a league and its a good, fun, clean bowling alley.

Visited June 2012
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