Texas is packed with interesting and unique museums, exhibits, and galleries. One of these is a perfect example of the melting pot, or rather pin, of the Lone Star State: the International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame, located in Arlington. Here, bowling’s 5,000-year history is collected, preserved, and researched for education, promotion, and entertainment. If you think bowling is a niche part of America, consider why so many historical and contemporary mansions have bowling alleys installed, how often the White House has entertained bowlers, and why Bowling Green Park in Manhattan is the oldest public park in New York City.
This sports museum is filled with one-of-a-kind artifacts, plus a matchless bowling experience for all ages to enjoy. Current exhibits include sections about the inventors of the game to those who perfected it, advocates for the sport like King Henry the VIII, innovative and interactive games, as well as the future of bowling. This facility is found within the International Bowling Campus, which is the educational, scientific, and governing home of the sport. Also found here is the Bowling Proprietors Association of America, The United States Bowling Congress, the International Training and Research Center.
Aside from holiday changes, museum hours are Tuesday through Friday, from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission for adults is $9.50, seniors are $7.50, kids aged 4 to 18 are $7.50, and children under 4 are free. Prefer to explore online? The web-based exhibits are also well done. Their archives include fashion, behind the scenes photos, the sport as it appears around the world, and celebrities engaging in the sport. There are plenty of great reviews of this museum complex online, make plans to check it out for yourself. More than expected is involved with the sport of bowling, learn and have fun at this spot in Arlington!