The International Bowling Museum Hall of Fame
Arlington’s newest cultural attraction (opened in January 2010) is The International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame (621 Six Flags Dr., 817/385-8215, www.bowlingmuseum.com, Tues.–Sat. 9:30 a.m.–5 p.m., $9.50 adults, $7.50 seniors and children ages 4–18). The fancy, 18,000-square-foot museum is part of the massive International Bowling Campus, which also opened in 2010.
So why is the center of the bowling universe located in Arlington? To be close to all the sports fans and tourists in Fun City, apparently. Though bowling doesn’t always get a fair shake as a competitive sport, a visit to the museum and hall of fame will make visitors start taking it much more seriously. Exhibits showcase the sport’s past, including a reference to an Egyptian grave from 3200 B.C. that appeared to include objects for an early form of bowling. It also offers plenty of fun interactive kiosks and games, including a virtual bowling lane and a few spots to knock down some real pins.
© Andy Rhodes from Moon Texas, 6th Edition