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International Bowling Museum & Hall of Fame

Open Now: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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Great History of Bowling

Was an avid bowler when I was young and thought It would be nice to see the museum. Impressed with... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
jgemza
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Whitesboro, New York
A Great Museum!

We have a monthly meeting at the bowling museum, so I get to visit often. This is one of the most... read more

Reviewed October 21, 2018
Lesleybh
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Keller, Texas
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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...more
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621 Six Flags Dr, Arlington, TX 76011-6305
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Was an avid bowler when I was young and thought It would be nice to see the museum. Impressed with information on how bowling started, and even what occured in Egypt years ago. Liked the variety offered and even tried my luck on a real...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed October 21, 2018

We have a monthly meeting at the bowling museum, so I get to visit often. This is one of the most interesting museums I have been in as it relates to a sport. The museum walks through the history of bowling and introduces you to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 22, 2018 via mobile

I visited the museum on a Thursday and had a blast. I learned a lot about a sport I had always grown up around but never knew the history behind it. The most surprising thing about the museum wasn’t that the best exhibit was the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 19, 2018

I've bowled all my life for fun here and there but have never been a huge fan. The history of the museum and of bowling was amazing. From the mummy and the pin boys and the diner and movie theater everything made us enjoy it...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed August 8, 2018

Great place to spend a couple of hours and see all the history. They also have bowling lanes but you need to make reservations

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 29, 2018

My family was at this museum during a youth-bowling tournament that was large enough to attract almost 4000 young athletes from around the world. The museum was a "must-see", and conveniently located next to the International Bowling Research and Training center where future olympic-hopefuls, college...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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BowlingMuseum, Manager at International Bowling Museum & Hall of Fame, responded to this reviewResponded August 21, 2018

Good morning, We're extremely disappointed by your experience at the museum and the actions of the staff. Please email me at jessica@bowlingmuseum.com to discuss the incident. Jessica Bell Curator/Program Manager

Reviewed July 19, 2018 via mobile

My husband and daughter toured here during Junior Gold (Youth Bowling Nationals). It was very small but there were cool interactive exhibits and interesting memorabilia that they enjoyed. Even though it is a Hall of Fame, there wasn’t a section dedicated to the inductees. Everything...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 2, 2018

We were so disappointed, after flying to Dallas for the 3rd Day concert, to find out that ALL the museums in Arlington, including this one were closed on Mondays! We had read reviews and were really excited to go to it! We were only on...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed June 20, 2018 via mobile

We are a bowling family and loved this place. To see the history of bowling was amazing. Our son is a fantastic bowler averaging 210 or more in high school, making it to the state tournament in his senior year. He wanted to come here...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Gary F
Reviewed June 18, 2018

First off, I'm not a big bowling fan... that being said, this place slowly drew me in. The next thing I know, I'm bowling... taking pics of the history of blowing pins and ended up buying one of the softest tees ever in the gift...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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