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Ten Pin Alleys Great Plains


Sheridan Lanes
Tulsa, OK
Photo courtesy Mark Hackett

Looking for a good ten pin alley game. Better yet, looking for a good neon sign to visit? Then Sheridan Lanes in Tulsa is the place.


Sheridan Lanes close up
Photo courtesy Charles Brock


Here's a close-up of the bowler figure on the Sheridan Lanes sign. And yes, the figure is outlined in neon.



"Drive-in Bowling"
Wichita, KS
Photo courtesy Mark Hackett

How about a nice game of bowling? Lazy? Aw heck, then let's just drive-through and bowl.



66 Bowl
Oklahoma City, OK
Photo courtesy Mark Hackett

Featuring a marquee that's still in great shape, the 66 Bowl is the place to be if you're in Oklahoma City. Plus, it's right off Route 66. This throwback of a ten pin alley features 24 lanes. For more, see Roadside Peek's Lost Treasures feature on the 66 Bowl.





Rose Bowl
Tulsa, OK
Photo courtesy Charles Brock

When you think of the Rose Bowl, do you think of College football and New Years Day? If you don't, then you must have seen the Rose Bowl in Tulsa and its fantastic arching sign that somewhat resembles the famed Arch and Arch Motel in St. Louis. Best of all, it's located off of the old Route 66.

Photo courtesy Mark Hackett


The Rose Bowl has been transformed from a bowling alley to an events center. The Rose Bowl Event Center has now hosted many local events. For more on the Rose Bowl, see Roadside Peek's Lost Treasures feature on the Rose Bowl. 10-10



Bee Line Bowl
Okmulgee, OK
Photo courtesy Charles Brock


The Bee Line Bowl in Okmulgee features a few great looking marquees with lettering hearkening back to the golden era of bowling alleys.

The photo on the left even shows the happy bowling ball face. Or is it a bee? A bowling bee?



Shawnee Bowl
Shawnee, OK
Photo courtesy Tony Craig

This ten pin alley sign stands tall in the parking lot of the Shawnee Bowl in Shawnee, OK. Check out the font used for the BOWL lettering as well as the googie colors.











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