Bowling Fun in Central Iowa!

Bowling Fun in Central Iowa!

There are several places to bowl in Central Iowa. Bowling is a great activity to do with the entire family or with friends. A lot of the bowling alleys offer lots of party packages and specials. Before going to bowl, make sure you call to confirm their open bowling times and they have lanes available! Am I missing somewhere to bowl? Let me know and we will get it added!


Air Lanes

4200 Fleur Drive, Des Moines


Monday-Thursday: 10 am – 12 am
Friday: 10 am – 2 am
Saturday: 10 am – 2 am
Sunday: 10 am -12 am

Lots of different party packages available!

They are a participant in the Kids Bowl Free program!

Bowlerama Lanes

1313 E Diehl Avenue, Des Moines


Call for open bowl times!

Monday – Thursday & Sunday
11 a.m. – 11 p.m.

Friday & Saturday 
11 am  – 1 am

Check out their specials!

They are a participant in the Kids Bowl Free program!

Sign your kids up for Junior League Bowling!

Merle Hay Lanes

505 Merle Hay Lanes, Des Moines


Sunday – Thursday

10 am – 10 pm

Friday & Saturday

10 am – 12 am

Prices: Monday – Thursday; $3.25

Friday – Sunday; $4.25

Shoe Rental: $ 2.75 per pair

Have a bowling birthday party!

Check out their specials!

Great Escape Iowa

655 NE 56th Street #100, Des Moines


Monday: 11 am – 5 pm, 9 pm – 11pm
Tuesday: 11 am – 5pm, 9 pm – 11 pm
Wednesday: 11 am – 5 pm, 9 pm  -11 pm
Thursday: 11 am – 11 pm
Friday: 11 am – 2 am
Saturday: 11 am -5 pm, 9 pm -2 am & 11 am- 2 am (Every Other Week)
Sunday: 9 am – 11 pm

Throw a birthday party!

They also offer laser tag and restaurant. A great place to spend the day indoors. Prices vary on different days.

Uncle Buck’s Fishbowl & Grill

Located in Bass Pro Shops

1000 Bass Pro Drive NW, Altoona


Monday – Friday 11 am – 5 pm – $19.99 an hour
Sunday – Thursday 5 pm – 9 pm – $24.99 an hour
5 pm Friday till 5 pm Sunday – $29.99 an hour
Price is per lane not per person
Around 6 people on a lane, no more than 8
$3.25 for every pair of shoes rented

Have a party!

Eat & drink while you bowl!

 Val Lanes Recreation Center

100 Ashworth Road, West Des Moines


Make sure to call ahead to confirm lane availability!

Open 7 days a week Noon until Midnight

Regular open bowling: $4.40 per person per game Mon-Fri until 6pm

Monday – Thursday 6pm – midnight: $5.50 per person per game

Prime time Friday 6pm thru Saturday: $5.50 per person per game

Sunday noon – midnight: $5.50 per person per game

Thunder Alley Glow Bowling: $5.50 per person per game 9:30pm-midnight on Fridays and Saturdays

Val Lanes league bowler rates: $1.00 off all prices listed above.

Shoe rental:  $3.25 per pair

Socks: $2.00 per pair

Lots of awesome specials!

Participant of Kids Bowl Free program!

Warrior Lanes

190 SE Laurel Street, Waukee


For open bowling times:

Monday – Thursday & Sunday : Noon- 10 pm ;$4 per game

Fridays & Saturdays: Noon-Midnght and all Holidays: $4.50 per game

Glow Bowling on Fridays & Saturdays from 7 pm – Midnight: $5.50 per game

Shoe Rental is always $3.30 per pair

An awesome place to have a party!

Great specials!

Part of the Kids Bowl Free program!


Erin Huiatt

Erin is a reliable resource and stepping stone for women and families to find support and make connections within our community. She wants families to feel confident to reach out and ask for help and advice to get pointed in the right direction. She enjoys traveling and exploring with her two children in tow!