Each of Star Lanes' 32 polished synthetic lanes comes equipped with automatic scoring, allowing players to concentrate on technique instead of tallying. Players can chow down at the snack bar between frames or drift off to the game room and settle tie games with an old-fashioned token-eating contest. The kid-friendly facility also offers bumper bowling for novice players and hosts birthday parties that end with the guest of honor being presented with a bowling pin that’s been signed by all of the guests.
The future is now at Paradise Lanes & Family Entertainment. On Friday and Saturday nights for Cosmic Bowling, the lanes light up like an airline runway as disco lights traverse the room, painting everything in primary colors. Even in the light of day, bowlers take advantage of state-of-the-art scoring systems at each of the 32 glossy lanes. Little bowlers don't have to bring along their robot arms to send their balls down the lane either; here, they have bowling balls lightweight enough for them to roll and bumpers available on many lanes. Post-bowling, players retire for a tropical drink at the tiki bar or claim a table in the 11th Frame Diner for a burger, BLT, or some fried pickles.
Visitors to the Spartanburg Art Museum can view great works of art and learn how to create their own artwork under the same roof. The museum’s permanent collection includes artwork that spans multiple mediums, including paintings, photography, textiles, and sculpture from noted artists such as August Cook, Francesco Bartolozzi, and other North and South Carolinian artists. Talented artists—many of whom hold degrees in their respective disciplines—lead the museum’s Art School, where they teach both kids and adults how to craft their own masterpieces. The museum also regularly welcomes rotating exhibitions, guest speakers, and special programs.