If life is just a bowl of cherries, then bowling is a life of launching 12-pound cherry-flavored gum balls. Experience life's sweetest pastime with today's Groupon: for $18, you get two hours of unlimited bowling and shoe rental for four people at Rainbow Lanes in Clayton (up to a $67.40 value).
Rainbow Lanes' confines brim with the sounds of clattering pins and jovial celebration as bowlers sling their spherical charges along the gleaming alleys. Strap on a pair of stylish shoes, choose an appropriately sized ball, and saunter over to a lane to peacefully settle athletic disputes. Late in the evening, black lights illuminate the lanes, balls, colorful pins, and patrons with a psychedelic iridescence, giving the sport a vibrant new edge like an umpire with a kaleidoscope. The alley's free WiFi allows skilled rollers to multitask, and though food is not included in this Groupon, the full snack bar serves a selection of pub fare and beers to satiate between-game cravings. The facility also includes a separate billiards room, arcade, mini himalayan ride, and other delights and distractions.
Rainbow Lanes' prices vary throughout the week.
Rainbow Lanes Family Fun Center
Rainbow Lanes Family Fun Center invites pin shattering on more than 30 automatic scoring lanes. Between frames, patrons can crack cue on one of the alley's eight pool tables, improve motor coordination in Rainbow's arcade, try the miniature Himalaya ride, or chat with an experienced pro-shop worker about the days when balls rolled uphill both ways.
850 Hwy. 42 W
Clayton, North Carolina 27520