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“An Old Bowling Alley that is Getting Much Better!”
Review of Hilltop Lanes

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Hilltop Lanes
Ranked #11 of 17 things to do in Waxahachie
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Reviewed 22 January 2016 via mobile

This bowling alley has been on the same hilltop for as long as I can remember...@ least two decades. It sits next to the old Country Club, & like the Country Club, it has gone through many changes over time. Much to it's credit, the management of the Hilltop Lanes has either changed ownership or perspective. It was going through a period of neglect for awhile, & during the last two years, many improvements have been evident. Some of the changes may have been induced by the filming of an award winning local movie company that used the bowling alley as part of the setting in which some of the film story was enacted. The facility is clean, well organized, & efficient in the delivery of services. The cost of shoe rental & lane usage is very reasonable, the concession area serves a variety of quick but tasty food, & the adjacent bar serves beer & wine. I have been told by friends that the management does not tolerate misconduct due to over-drinking, & this feedback is verified by my own observations. A good, family-oriented activity that is fun for both adults & kids. The alley also offers a youth training & practice program with coaching leadership during the weekday & weekend hours. The instruction & encouragement of this program gives young people with no bowling experience to gain confidence & skill in this sport. Kudos to management for this type of attention to young people! If you are passing by Waxahachie on Interstate 35, & need a break from the road, just take the 287 business exit, & you cannot miss the site. A pleasant way to get some exercise while taking a road trip. Plenty of local motel choices.

7  Thank John H
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Reviewed 18 January 2016 via mobile

Not a very clean place. We had a good time, but the quality is fairly low. Seeing how it is the only bowling alley in the area, there is not much competition to boost quality.

Thank Daniela C
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Reviewed 14 January 2016

We have been to Hilltop several times and always enjoy it. Just a game or two every so often. Pretty well organized, friendly staff, lanes function well...good for a family or a fun date night.

Thank Kirk P
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Reviewed 30 June 2014

This bowling alley has been around for years and it slowly started going down hill
In the last year or two someone else has taken over I think as it is really turning around
When you walk in there are a lot of people laughing and having a time
They do serve mixed drinks here now but it is not allowed to get out of hand
We have a son and daughter in law that go out there now and if people were allowed to drink to much and get rowdy ,I assure you they would not step foot inside the place
They have someone that has started a youth league and is also an instructor.
The person doing this has been to a professional school and paid out of his own pocket for the training
The sport shop is under new management as well and people are really giving it a big thumbs up
We stopped in here twice and it is really a thriving fun filled place

1  Thank doc191
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