Bowling is the sport of kings, who relaxed by rolling their crowns the length of the great hall to knock down 10 nervously waiting serfs. Indulge in regal recreation with today’s Groupon: for $20, you get two hours of bowling and shoe rentals for four people, plus four sodas, at Bowlodrome in Owensboro, Kentucky (up to a $57 value).
Boasting 24 fully equipped lanes, Bowlodrome celebrates its 60th year of uniting friends, families, and amiable strangers in a shared passion for hurling dense plastic orbs into precisely configured wooden obelisks. With two hours of alley time (up to a $20/hour value), up to four sphere-slingers have ample opportunity to rehearse artful approaches, hone fluid follow-throughs, and master delivering the ball down the lane in fewer than six bounces. Because nimble footwork accounts for 87% of proper pin-pummeling technique, Bowlodrome outfits patrons in chic shoes (a $2.50 value/pair) expertly cobbled by retired professional bowlers.
Though not included in this Groupon, quieter forms of physics-based competition await in the arcade and pool room. Swap bowling shoes for dancing gravity boots in the Club 300 lounge, which rolls out suds, spirits, and the song stylings of daring karaoke-goers or partner soda (a $1.75 value each) with a plate of cheese sticks at the stocked snack bar.
Though Bowlodrome sometimes features a discounted prices online, this Groupon still offers the best deal available.