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“Interactive Exhibits” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of International Bowling Museum & Hall of Fame

International Bowling Museum & Hall of Fame
Ranked #9 of 44 things to do in Arlington
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children
Douglasville, Georgia
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61 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Interactive Exhibits”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2013

I was impressed by this little museum. It's new, very clean, organized, and would be a fun visit even for those who aren't interested in bowling. There's even a mini bowling game at the end that is great for children and adults.

For under $20 two adults can go through this museum and Hall of Fame, and it's well worth it. The people who worked there were also extremely friendly and willing to answer any questions. If you are interested in bowling, you should also check out the research center next door where they test new bowling equipment, give lessons, etc. (This isn't really a tour, but there will be someone there to answer a few questions for you, and we were told that if you go on the weekend they may let you see some actual tests on equipment that hasn't been available to the public yet).

Visited February 2013
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Dallas, Texas, United States
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“This Place is Awesome!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2012

Our nephew from Chicago, who bowls in a league twice a week, was in Dallas for a visit. I took him to the Museum. We were both blown away by the exhibits. Brought back memories for me when I used to bowl and he was able to look up his buddies who have bowled 300 games! There is something for everyone and the layout is not overwhelming. You do not feel like you are in a large museum. This is a must see whether or not you bowl.

Visited December 2012
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Greensboro, North Carolina, United States
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28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Bowling Museum is FANTASTIC!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2012

I used to bowl (for fun!) on a league a number of years ago. I thought the museum was very fascinating, entertaining, and educational regardless of a person's knowledge or age. Very worth the stop and would definitely do it again!!

Visited May 2012
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Grapevine, Texas
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Surprisingly Entertaining”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2012

My family and I are Six Flags season pass holders, so we drive by the Bowling Museum frequently. One day when we decided Six Flags was too busy to enter, we went to the Museum instead. The whole family really had a good time, even my 8 year old. Starting off with Egyptian mummies was a stroke of genius as my son's attention was instantly grabbed. So many of the displays were interactive that we never got bored, and the free bowling game at the end really made this an enjoyable visit. We only bowl a few times a year, but we would recommend this attraction to anyone.

Visited June 2012
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Bowling Museum is worth the visit!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2012

The Bowling Museum was a great! We are recreational bowlers and weren't sure what to expect. It was fascinating and fun! Definitely worth the trip. Informative and interesting! Great for the kids too.

Visited May 2012
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