The International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame collects, preserves and exhibits the 5,000-year history of the worldwide sport of bowling.and is situated across the street from Six Flags Hurricane Harbor.
The International Bowling Museum is located inside the International Bowling Campus Arlington, Texas.
It reopened there on January 26, 2010, after having been located in St. Louis, Missouri, until November 2008. The design and fabrication of the new facility was awarded to Museum Arts Inc., a Dallas company.
The Museum is a premier sports museum brimming with one-of-a-kind bowling artifacts, a unique bowling experience and a cutting-edge glimpse at the far-flung future of this global pastime. The museum is open from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday at the International Bowling Campus, 621 Six Flags Drive, Arlington.
The Arlington International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame…
…hosts an annual collection including exhibits on the origins of the game, its vast history in the early United States, women’s professional bowling, the science and technology of bowling, and much more. One of the museum’s mission is to educate and entertain people through immersive, interactive exhibits and state-of-the-art technology. The museum displays the latest computer-assisted coaching techniques, tracks training trends and shows the acceleration of professional women’s bowling.
“The innovation” is another special touch screen exhibit that is used to present life-size replicas, interactive games, and film montages and a virtual bowling lane.
Participation in Museum Day is open to any tax-exempt or governmental museum or cultural venue on a voluntary basis. In the International Bowling Museum and Hall of fame, there’s always something special that is happening, such as storytelling and Q&A sessions with visiting professional bowlers.
What Makes This Arlington Museum So Special?
The International Bowling Museum is a great venue for that meeting, special event, or team-building exercise you’ve been planning. It is an interactive museum that also has a mini movie theater. It also has a prep kitchen and free on-site parking. Another amazing feature of the museum is the 18,000-square-foot facility, able to accommodate small groups of 20 all the way up to larger gatherings of 350.
The museum has a lot more things you can touch and move around and play with than your traditional museum, where a lot of things are staged and untouchable. This makes the museum unique among other museums in the world. The average attendance at the museum is “just over 27,000” visitors a year, but this is really not a fair number because it includes the Smithsonian [Institution], which attracts 30 million visitors a year.
No visit to the International Bowling Campus is complete without experiencing the International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame.