Bowling in Iowa City

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A family-owned paradise of 10-pin punishment since 1972, the friendly atmosphere at Lancer Lanes promotes spirited competition for alley cats of all ages and abilities. Prospective strike pilots strap on their slick slippers and take to the lanes, guiding spherical saucers towards pin-shaped invaders on 1 of 24 hardwood runways. Bumpers are on hand to level the playing corridor for pint-sized players, while automatic scoring keeps track of points gained, aiding both arithmophobics and those just scared of pencils. While winter ushers in nightly leagues at 6 p.m., buyers who nab today's deal can redeem their Groupon during any open bowling hours, including glow bowling on Friday and Saturday nights.

3203 6th St SW
Cedar Rapids,
IA
US

During galaxy bowling, Cadillac Lanes turns futuristic with the help of a space-age-evoking light and sound show. Even under the glow of traditional lighting, the alley brims with modern technology, such as automatic scoring and retractable bumpers. A trove of lightweight to heavy bowling balls allows players of all muscle masses to scatter pins without straining their muscles. In between 10-frame games, patrons can maneuver joysticks in the arcade or refuel at the snack bar. The venue also welcomes birthday celebrations with party packages complete with decorations that create a joyful atmosphere, rather than celebrating with impromptu bowling-ball confetti.:m]]

650 Laporte Rd
Waterloo,
IA
US

No matter what your age, Totem Bowl’s sleek lanes will bring out the kid in you. And not just the kid who broke a record for gutter balls in a single game; no, the kid who dreamed of racking up spares and strikes in front of friends, family, and the entire high-school cheerleading squad. On Friday and Saturday nights, the alley starts to look like a different breed of dreamscape, thanks to the black lights that illuminate the lanes during cosmic bowling.

1101 S 6th St
Marshalltown,
IA
US