If life is just a bowl of cherries, then bowling is a life of launching 12-pound cherry-flavored gumballs. Experience life's sweetest pastime with today's Groupon: for $6, you get two bowling games, up to two pairs of rental shoes (if you come with a friend), one large soda, and one large fry at 20th Century Lanes (up to a $16.50 value), located in the Collister Shopping Center. Today's Groupon is not valid for cosmic or Monte Carlo bowling.
In its 50th year and fresh from its feature in the Idaho Statesman, 20th Century Lanes remains a fun, family-friendly venue to launch glossy boulders. Lace up your clown shoes (a $2.25 value per pair) and vie for your high score in two individual games (each a $3.80 value) or challenge another passionate pinhead to a classic bowling duel within the classic bowling-alley atmosphere, which is accented by the welcoming family owners. A large drink (a $2.20 value) and large fry (a $2.20 value) from the café provides famished bowlers with the wherewithal to convert seven-10 stomach splits.
Besides strengthening arm muscles, thighs, glutes, calves, and Jeff Bridges impressions, 10-pin bowling at 20th Century Lanes strengthens socio-familial bonds by giving friends and families a casual, nonviolent arena to challenge each other over chit-chat and carbonated drinks. Bring your poetry friends to play your fantasy-football buddies, or build camaraderie with coworkers after a long day of coworking.
20th Century Lanes
Bowlers step up, drop, and roll balls down 20th Century Lanes' 24 modern lanes, ending in an eruption of clanking pins, hoots, and hollers. As the scattered pins are reset, the bowling alley's automatic system calculates the score while visitors lounge in plush purple chairs. Between frames, bowlers can fuel up on barbecue-beef sandwiches or pizza from the café, grab a cocktail from the Gaslight Lounge, or stroll into the pro shop to purchase a new bowling bag that matches their Sunday's best bowling gown. 20th Century Lanes also hosts events such as bowling tournaments and league play, and resident coaches lead private, couples, and team lessons.