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International Bowling Museum & Hall of Fame

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Address: 621 Six Flags Dr, Arlington, TX 76011-6305
Phone Number: +1 817-385-8210
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09:30 - 17:00
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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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Neat, but dry

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 October 2016
Josh W
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Norman, Oklahoma
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Norman, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 bubbles 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. There were interactive machine on teaching of proper way to bowl. It shows the different... More 

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Thank Josh W
Midlothian, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles 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

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Thank JLRendon
Arlington, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles 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!

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Thank Michelle W
Arlington, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank Toober
Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 gift shop has some unique stuff. You can knock this visit out in one hour... More 

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Thank Mikeyveck
Houston
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4 of 5 bubbles 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. There was a good history section with a nice area showing how the equipment has... More 

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Thank Tmike1
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4 of 5 bubbles 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, there is a mini bowling alley with 2 lanes where you can play a game... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

Veterans get in free and there are some neat things to see on your journey through the history of bowling which goes back a lot further than you think!

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Thank Robert J
Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016

You don't have to be a bowling buff to enjoy this. They do give a discount if you are a USBC member. The tour gives a good history of bowling from ancient Egypt to the present. They also give you a chance to play some "island" bowling at the end of the tour. I'd highly recommend checking it out even... More 

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Thank Joe T
Kokomo, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016

This well laid out museum is a hidden gem. Not only does one get history, but it also has "hands on" opportunities for the young and old. It was good to see videos and remember some of the highlights of the game and its legendary people. Loved the duck pin lanes towards the end. Thankful for the display of the... More 

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