Bowling is great fun and a good form of exercise for all ages. Many of the bowling centers in Vegas are part of a casino, making them just one of the options for entertainment on site. Most bowling centers have amenities including cocktail service, snack bars and arcades, perfect for an adults’ night out or activity for the kids. From cosmic bowling to league play, these local alleys are equipped for fun any day of the week.
South Point Bowling Center
South Point Hotel and Casino
9777 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89183
The South Point Bowling Center is located at the south end of the Las Vegas Strip and is great for both locals and tourists. The center has 64 lanes, a full-service pro-shop, snack bar, arcade and a full-service bar. Open bowling is available seven days a week, but please call ahead for times to avoid league play. Rates start at $2 for children and seniors, mid-week. Night owls can bowl for $1 Sunday night through Thursday night from midnight until 8 a.m.
Red Rock Lanes
11011 W. Charleston Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89135
Red Rock Lanes is the most luxurious bowling center in Las Vegas, taking cosmic bowling to another level. The cosmic bowling at Red Rock Lanes include glow-in-the-dark pins, bowling balls, lanes and, just for a little extra flair, fog machines and dancing lights. Red Rock also has private VIP bowling suites. Amp up your bowling experience with ultra lounge seating, high-definition projection screens, catering and bottle service. Red Rock also has great birthday party packages for kids.
Sunset Station Casino Lanes
1301 W. Sunset Road
Henderson, NV 89014
Sunset Station has 72 lanes and is large enough to accommodate even the largest party. The bowling center has a full-service bar with tabletop gaming, a snack bar, pro shop and even a small arcade for kids. Cosmic bowling is available on Fridays and Saturday evenings. Weekend early birds can bowl for $1.50 per game on Sunday mornings from 8 a.m. to noon. Weekday rates start at $3.
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504 California Ave.
Boulder City, NV 89005
If you are looking for a bowling alley that is not inside a casino, you’ll find it in Boulder City. This eight-lane bowling alley is as retro as it gets and was even featured on the History Channel’s “American Restoration.” Bowling rates are reasonable, but make sure you call ahead as the eight-lane Boulder Bowl also hosts parties and has leagues for both adults and children.
Gold Coast Bowling Center
4000 W. Flamingo Road
Las Vegas, NV 89103
The Gold Coast Bowling Center has 70 lanes, a snack bar, video arcade, bar and pro shop. Rates are $3 for regular bowling and $3.25 for cosmic bowling. Kids and seniors can bowl for only $2 on weekdays. Gold Coast Bowling has graveyard games Monday through Thursday from midnight to 8 a.m, and Saturday and Sunday from 2:30 a.m. to 7 a.m. Games are $1 per person and $2 for shoe rentals. Sign your children up for the kids club and they will get free games during the week plus free games in exchange for good grades at report card time.
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