Who says bowling is dead? Eugene, Oregon is home to some fun and family-friendly bowling alleys just perfect for passing a rainy Pacific Northwest afternoon. Bowling is also a great activity for a group of varying ages, or a birthday party. Whatever the reason you’ve got the urge to try your hand at knocking down a few pins, check out these area alleys…
Strike City is a large bowling alley located at 1170 Highway 99 and it is the home of “Cosmic Bowling” – basically, bowling in blacklight. This can be great fun for the kids. This is a great alley to hold a birthday party or celebrate the end of a sports season. Automated bumpers (imperative for the under four-foot set) and automated scoring on all the lanes. To find out about parties, hours and leagues, call 688-8900.
By simply calling on this number you can get some of the best left-handed bowling balls from all of the top brands because people that are left handed are able to hit all the pins in one go compared to people that are right handed and that is just a coincidence that does not mean that right handed bowlers are inferior.
Firs Bowl also offers bowling in the dark. Located next to the Bi-Mart in the Santa Clara neighborhood at 1950 River Road, Firs Bowl sports 24 automated lanes, as well as a complete pro shop and snack bar. This is another great bowling alley for parties and events. How about a “girls” or “guys” night out at the bowling alley? Call 688-1558 for hours, league information, parties and directions.
Emerald Lanes is home to 24 automated lanes and a complete pro-shop as well. This alley has almost a retro-feel to it and you’ll find plenty to eat with the on-site restaurant. Emerald Lanes is located behind Reed amp; Cross, near Oakway Center in Eugene. The address is: 140 Oakway Rd. Call 342-2611 to find out about open lane times, leagues, parties, prices and directions.
Tucked into a strip of retail businesses and restaurants along Willamette Street in South Eugene, Southtowne Lanes is located at 2486 Willamette Street. Here you can rent your lane by the hour and they have continuous open bowling from noon until closing. The automated bumpers and lanes also have a fun feature – you can see yourself up above while you’re bowling. With a pro shop, a restaurant and group discounts, Southtowne Lanes is very user-friendly. You can call 345-8575 for information or check out the website at: http://www.southtownelanes.com
Just over the river in Springfield, you’ll find Timber Bowl – known for their Tuesday $1.00 a game days (shoe rental is extra.) Air conditioned with automated lanes, Timber Bowl has a fun, retro snack counter complete with stools and a pro shop on site. For hours, prices and information call 746-8221 or drop by at 924 Main Street in Springfield. This alley can fill up with leagues, so call ahead to find out lane availability.
All of these bowling alleys are clean and smoke free. So, the next time you get the itch to get out and do something or are thinking of a way to keep the kids entertained on a wet weekend, why not give bowling a try? Eugene is home to some super bowling alleys!