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 open bowling and one pair of rental shoes at one of three Rockford-area bowling centers: Don Carter Lanes Forest Hill Lanes in Loves Park, The Cherry Bowl Rockford, or Viking Lanes in South Beloit (a value up to $10.90).
People from all areas of bowling expertise can find a niche in one of the Don Carter Lanes locations, each of which feature clean facilities and a vintage bowling vibe. With this deal, you'll get two games of bowling plus a shoe rental, the perfect activity for friends, families, or to settle a dispute between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr. Among the three locations, you'll find a family entertainment center stocked with over 30 games from classics such as skee-ball and arm wrestling to the new Big Brass Wheel, a slot machine that spits out tickets rather than dollar bills. Today's deal is good whenever there's an open lane, but call early for special events like weekend cosmic bowling, where bowling balls dance down the lanes to energizing DJ music before crashing into glowing pins in a haze of neon lights.
Rockford-Area Bowling Centers
Each facility in the family of Rockford-Area Bowling Centers enlivens the classic game of bowling with its own signature amenities. On Friday evenings, the staff at Don Carter Lanes temporarily extinguishes its warm, vintagey glow and replaces it with a dimly lit club atmosphere as DJs from 97 ZOK descend upon the alley, pumping out beats that mingle in the air along with a light and fog show. For supplementary entertainment, the Don Carter location also offers a gaming center, and the Park Lanes alley recharges guests with beer and deep-fried fuel at its onsite pub. The Cherry Bowl location keeps serious bowlers properly outfitted with a pro shop, saving them the hassle of paper-mâchéing their own heads to form makeshift bowling balls.