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International Bowling Museum & Hall of Fame

621 Six Flags Dr, Arlington, TX 76011-6305
+1 817-385-8210
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Great for Easily Bored Visitors

Brought my 70-y/o in-laws here. This is a really well-done museum -- extremely professional... read more

Reviewed 29 July 2017
TurkeyTrotFinisher
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Dallas, TX
Bowling Magic!!

This place was awesome!! Great to learn all of the history of Bowling!! A must when in town!! Spent... read more

Reviewed 15 June 2017
Arthur C
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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 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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  • Very good29%
  • Average9%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 12:00 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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621 Six Flags Dr, Arlington, TX 76011-6305
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Reviewed 29 July 2017

Brought my 70-y/o in-laws here. This is a really well-done museum -- extremely professional, creative exhibits, and they clearly put some serious money into it. Father-in-law has the attention span of a gnat but even he enjoyed this place, especially the opportunity to bowl at...More

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Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

This place was awesome!! Great to learn all of the history of Bowling!! A must when in town!! Spent 2 hrs here enjoying everything bowling!!

Thank Arthur C
Reviewed 26 January 2017

We were impressed by the history of bowling that dates back to the Egyptians. The museum goes through the development of the bowling pins and balls, highlighting young boys as pin setters, tv tournaments, and outstanding players that won trophies throughout the years. There is...More

Thank Lana C
Reviewed 7 October 2016

I had stayed at a hotel across the street and saw this and wanted to head over. I was a little surprised at the 10.50 entrance fee. I must say I was surprised with the amount of history of the bowling and the interactive exhibits....More

Thank Josh W
Reviewed 26 September 2016

the keep in a very good condition and it is very interesting and learn about bowling kids enjoy the new stuff and they bowling at the end for the kids

Thank JLRendon
Reviewed 11 September 2016

I visited this museum with my students to help them learn more about the sport of bowing. It was very informational and they even have a small two lane area to bowl. Very good experience!

Thank Michelle W
Reviewed 23 August 2016

I did learn that the first bowlers were Egyptian but the museum was way too expensive and I would not have gone except that our company had an event there. Would not suggest this as a destination for travelers.

Thank Toober
Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

Its no Cooperstown but its still nice. The history of bowling revealed - it was actually invented by the ancient Egyptians than modified by several Euro countries until America perfected it. The museum is small but still a fun self-guided tour of something different. The...More

Thank Mikeyveck
Reviewed 8 July 2016

I have visited the Baseball, Basketball, Football, Hockey, Boxing and RocknRoll Halls of Fame and I was glad to add the Bowling HOF to the list. It was like a trip down memory lane for the names I remember from watching bowling as a child....More

Thank Tmike1
Reviewed 6 July 2016

If you have any interest in bowling, you will find this a very interesting place. They go through the history of bowling from waaay back to recent times. They also show you about the construction of bowling balls which was very interesting. At the end,...More

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