Sports played with spheres are easier to master than rectangular sports, such as Rubik's cubing and throwing bricks into windows. Circle fun with today's Groupon: for $25, you get two hours of bowling for up to four people (up to a $19.99 value per hour), four sodas (a $2.19 value each), four shoe rentals (a $3 value each), and one large pizza (a $15.99 value) at Lanes, Trains & Automobiles Entertainment Depot in Murfreesboro (up to a $76.73 total value). This cheery game center easily amps up group outings and adds spice to double dates, providing 32 bowlable lanes and an assortment of edibles to refuel globe-hurling muscles. Groups of four can lace up the latest tractionless footwear before hitting the athletic alley for two hours of frame-contained competition. When arms tire of waving balls out of the gutter, curb hunger with a large pizza with unlimited toppings such as pepperoni, jalapeños, and mushrooms. Sips of included sodas quench midgame thirst and wet whistles for recitations of strike-lauding poetry.
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Lanes, Trains, & Automobiles Entertainment Depot
When patrons step into Lanes, Trains, & Automobiles Entertainment Depot, playful noises jostle their senses: the crash of bowling pins, the decisive zaps of laser-tag guns, the thunder of colliding bumper cars. The center shelters a spectrum of friendly competition under one roof, but at the heart are 32 bowling lanes. During open-bowling hours and late-night cosmic bowling, touchscreens tally strikes and automatic bumpers shift up and down to accommodate different players in case they decide to somersault down the lane.
Nearby, up to 16 laser-tag soldiers duck behind barrels and walls splattered with neon paint in the 2,500-square-foot Lazer Station. In the Spinzone, black lights and colorful spotlights swivel around a central traffic signal, which dictates the stops, starts, and illegal U-turns of bumper cars.
In the arcade, patrons battle for champion status and pick of pizza toppings at air-hockey tables, skee-ball machines, and racing video games. Professional competitors face off on flat-screen TVs at Tailgaters, an on-site eatery slinging burgers and pizza. Eight VIP bowling lanes, a designated party zone, and a stage for live entertainment and karaoke act as peaceful dignitaries in the 4,500-square-foot restaurant as well.