CJ's Willow Bowling Center


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In a Nutshell

  • Family owned for 50+ years
  • Bowling seven days a week
  • Family friendly
  • Restaurant & bar

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Dec 1, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 10 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for open bowling. Not valid with other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Bowling is like taking a road test: the only way to win is to knock over more obstacles than everyone else. Cruise to victory with today’s Groupon: for $5, you get two games of bowling, one small soft drink and one pair of rental shoes (up to an $12.50 value) at CJ's Willow Bowling Center.

Family-owned-and-operated for more than 50 years, CJ's Willow Bowling Center keeps the fun of ball hurling wholesome with a friendly environment and a wealth of lanes. Open-bowling hours give orb enthusiasts of all ages and abilities plenty of time to wipe the self-drawn smiles off each wooden pin’s face any day of the week. For more mind-altering entertainment, cosmic bowling uses black lights, smoke machines, and pulsing music to transform your ball into a glittering planet hurtling through a vast and unknowable universe before exploding into a supernova of scattered pins. The cozy black leather and suede couches will make families and groups feel right at home, and CJ's on-site restaurant maintains a menu of post- and pregame noshes—keeping one’s free hand filled with sudsy glasses of beer so that it’s not tempted to pet any friendly looking chainsaws.

CJ's Willow Bowling Center

In the summer of 1980, more than a foot of water flooded CJ's Willow Bowling Center, warping the floors and ruining the equipment. But faced with catastrophe, owners Charlie and Jean Rayburn used the incident as an opportunity to outfit the alley with 16 new lanes and revamped scoring systems. Today, a second generation of the family runs the business with the same resolve that has defined it since 1955. On weekends, bowlers pummel pins amid the fluorescence of cosmic bowling lights, or stop by the snack bar to fuel up with pizza. At the pro shop, patrons can renovate bowling balls with resurfacing, hole drilling, and initial engravings, saving them from the hassle of having to carve their faces into the sides.

Customer Reviews

612 Ratings

fantastic! Make sure you make a reservation & then buy the Groupon.
Scott · April 7, 2014
It was a great time!
Kerri C. · April 6, 2014
Willow is our favorite bowling place in Evansville. The people are nice and the place is clean!
Jane P. · April 4, 2014
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    1230 E Michigan St.

    Evansville, Indiana 47711

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