Diamond Lanes is a family-friendly establishment with 40 bowling lanes, a game room, and restaurant with bar and lounge. At night, Diamond Lanes takes the spectacle of bowling to the next logical plateau: outer space. During the light-laden block of glow bowling, rolling crews can strike, spare, and slam-dance their way through frame after frame of audio-assisted action. Bumper bowling lanes are available at no extra cost.
US Open champ Mike Scroggins gazed anxiously at the fallen pin as it rolled slowly across the waxed wood, inching its way toward the frame's only survivor, the seven pin. Finally, the rolling pin tapped the seven, which wobbled to one side, then the other—and finally teetered over, giving Scroggins a strike and clearing the way for him to win his 45th career PBA victory.
The chronicler of this triumph was the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, and the site of it was South Plains Lanes. For nearly two decades, the alley's 40 polished lanes have set the stage for dramatic showdowns such as that one. It is little wonder then that bowlers would be tempted to vie for strikes until three in the morning on weekends, when the lanes are briefly used as shortcuts for trucking routes. Automatic scoring tracks the competition, and a snack bar fuels the bowlers. Between games, bowlers can fling darts or head to the billiards tables.
Whitewood Lanes presents families, friends, and league bowlers with a clean, modern facility in which to perfect their pin-pummeling technique. Each Saturday night during the summer, groups can get together for Rock ‘N’ Bowl to rack up strikes amid high-energy beats and disco lights that make everyone look like John Travolta in Battlefield Earth’s famous disco-dancing scene. On Wednesdays after 5 p.m., friends can knock back a few $1 drafts while knocking balls into the gutter, and Sundays welcome families to compare spare-making strategies in an alcohol-free environment.
At Hub City Aviation, friendly aviation advisers apply their years of aeronautical acumen to guide prospective pilots through the basics of flight. With this deal, cloud-skimming cadets will meet with one of Hub City's Federal Aviation Administration-certified instructors for pre-flight instruction and rudimentary regulations. After being suitably prepped, you'll spend some time behind the yoke of one of the eight high or low-wing craft in their airborne armada, with possible planes like the beginner-friendly Cessna 172N and the Piper Cherokee 180. Instructors will lead aspiring pilots through necessary flight techniques and cockpit controls, like the throttle, altimeter, and emergency Crystal Pepsi valve, then relinquish the controls to give the student a feel for the plane. Upon landing, pupils will receive a debriefing about the flight and additional information on further steps needed to become a FAA-licensed pilot and join the secret brotherhood of ozone masons.