The Best Bowling Alleys & Pro Shops In Kansas City

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Today we will be taking a closer look into the best bowling alleys and pro shops in the Kansas City Metro stretching all the way South to Overland Park. Whether you are a professional or are just looking to have some fun at the lanes we bet you will learn at least a little something as this post goes along.

There really is no better way for us to begin than by listing the best Kansas City bowling alleys. Most of our visitors are probably just looking for a place to have some fun making them the most natural starting point.

During our discussion of the best places to bowl near you we will try to give you some information on what is available at each of these centers. Some may host leagues and tournaments for youth, adults, seniors, or ladies and if so that will be mentioned.

Cosmic bowling is more popular than ever so we will of course let you know if it is available, plus we will mention which places are family friendly and good for kids, birthday parties, have arcades or laser tag, pool tables, private rooms, and any specials, discounts, or happy hours they might offer will get a shout out.

There are also some alleys in KC that are better for adults that might have sports bars or play music at night with more of a grown up party atmosphere and that will be mentioned too. Following that you will find a list of local bowling pro shops where you can buy balls, bags, shoes, grips, finger inserts, and all kind of accessories.

Plus they should be able to handle drilling, plugging, fitting, resurfacing, cleaning and engraving as well. Towards the end there will be a bowling map for your area with the best alleys and pro shops pinned so that you can get a better lay for the land.

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Best Bowling Alleys In Kansas City

Whether you want to join a league, get some practice in at the lanes, or just have some fun the best Kansas City bowling alleys and centers are ready whenever you are:

Ward Parkway Lanes is usually open from 11am to 1am while opening a little earlier on Saturday offering 24 lanes where bowling leagues in your area for men, women, mixed, and seniors go down ranging from competitive to social. They are also home to the Custom Bowling Services Pro Shop.

Gladstone Bowl has 8 lanes for open play, KC leagues for all ages, events, and birthday parties together with food, drinks, and a pro shop.

Main Event is a dining and entertainment destination offering 22 state-of-the-art bowling lanes near you in addition to pool tables, laser tag games, and gravity ropes for parties and birthdays.

At Diamond Bowl in Independence you will find 8 lanes that are perfect for parties, birthday parties, and events in addition to pool tables and a bar.

Olathe Lanes offers open bowling, local leagues, and the In The Zone Pro Shop plus they are happy to host group parties, events, and birthday parties.

More bowling leagues and tournaments and a pro shop can be found at Summit Lanes.

Lunar Bowl offers cosmic bowling in Blue Springs and is great for private events, group parties, and birthday parties.

Best Local Pro Shops

Visit one of the best bowling pro shops near you to get the right gear for your next trip to the lanes:

You can probably expect that each of those bowling pro shops in your area will be a good place to buy balls, bags, shoes, grips, league uniforms, finger inserts, cleaning kits, towels and more equipment. Plus they should also be able to handle drilling, plugging, fitting, resurfacing, cleaning, and engraving balls too.

Other places we mentioned in the best KC alleys list that also have local pro shops include Ward Parkway Lanes, Gladstone Bowl, Olathe Lanes, and Summit Lanes.

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Have Fun Bowling In Kansas City

Well, we tried to cover the local bowling scene to the best of our abilities. Whether you want to head to an alley in your area to have fun at the lanes, join a league, win a tournament, throw a kids birthday party, or enjoy the music and lights for a fun cosmic game you should have got the info you need here.

Now go have fun visiting the best bowling alleys and pro shops in Kansas City!

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This post and all of the posts on our site are edited by Tom Harrington who has been bowling for as long as he had the strength to pick up a plastic ball. His dad was a former semi-professional bowler, and Tom bowled for his high school and college teams. He has worked in the industry since graduating, and over the past few years has started to do more online work like editing this site and creating content for other online media platforms.

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