Reviews of Bowlerama Lanes (Bowling Alley)

1313 E Diehl Ave, Des Moines, IA 50315, United States

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To this day this firm gets a rating of 4.4 stars out of 5 and the score was based on 228 reviews.

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REVIEWS OF Bowlerama Lanes IN Iowa

Gene McBride

Chris Craw

Had a lot of fun!

Mark Ferguson

Really enjoyed our afternoon. The staff is friendly and helpful, and the refreshments are good as well.

Someone Special

Pam Gibbons

Josh Borron

Always a fun time

Leroy Jenks

This place is great close to the house, Angie is awesome makes us feel welcome., Great place to bowl.

Josh Maxon


Vernice Kemp

Larry H

Nice old school bowling alley.

Denise Strauser

Friendly staff, nice clean environment, reasonable prices

Shawnna Etchieson

This was our first time here thanks to a Groupon. We brought our semi grown children for family night and I have to say this was probably the funnest night we've had in a long time! The staff was so friendly and welcoming. There was not a lot of loud noise or distracting technology like you find in most places. As a same sex family we felt 100% welcomed and comfortable. This is an underrated family friendly establishment. Our kids are already looking forward to our next visit.

DSM Iowa FPV & Bowl

Great pro shop

Zech Wicker

Tara Scott

Friendly service

Chad McGlothlen

Great place to bowl and a wonderful pro shop

Phillip Carpenter

The lady was rude, and it was overpriced. :(

Rachel Hudson

Had a great time, even though I only got 2nd place! Clean and professional.

Darrin Jones

We got the summer Groupon here. It was a great deal. 4 games a day and shoes included. We really enjoy our hot weekend afternoons here.

daynelle sanchez

Kari Williams

I love to bowl

Ethan Ervin

Man good place to bowl but that employee Tyler though can get a little out of control dustin ya got to like put a leash on him to keep him calm.

Ashley Vajgrt

Going Back!

Noah Robben


One of my fav bowling alleys! Always good drink specials and helpful staff!

Van Garmon

Lanes are clean and smooth!

Shawna Probasco

Patty Eaton

The guy with the beard, behind the counter, is really nice.

Tif Payton

I always have a good time at bowlerama I had my sons birthday party there in October he and his friends from high school enjoyed it very much and the staff was very helpful we all had a good time even my 5 year old daughter who bowled for the very first time she loved it

Javan Steffen

Benjamin College

The folks here are very friendly and accommodating to my clients when we are on group outings.

Richard Crouse

It's a nice bowling alley with a decent variety of bowling alley food with a mandatory bowling alley bar.

Tommy McGregor

Bowling I love this game

Tiffany Early

Good food and awesome lanes

Judi Burgess

Bowl on a league every week. Fun place; friendly people.

Sergio H

Friendly stay, reasonable prices, a lot of parking and great for kids.

Drake Montour

Got good lanes and great people here and small community based

Shelby Long

Great bowling alley. Everyone working was friendly and informed.

Meg Sheimo

Was a great place for state Special Olympics!!! Their staff are amazing. Clean bathrooms and great pro shop as well

Christopher Moressi

I had a blast. The prices were not bad at all. Just check before you go. Sometimes they have teams there.

BullDog Mike

Great fun for the whole family!

Joe Young


Gordon Allen

Great time!!!!

Brad Hubbard

Sue In

Ray Strekal

Great staff easy to work as we plan a Special Olympics event!



Michael Miller

Bought a bowling ball here, great pro shop, bowled a game, nice lanes

Lora VanRyswyk

Very friendly staff. Great lanes.

Diana Brown

This is a very family friendly center with different specials every night.

JoAnn Leach

Had a great time with family, grandkids. Affordable family fun! Clean, great lanes and large size selection of balls with excellent customer service. Will definitely be back!

Christina Stanley

Best place to go and have fun

C Souk

The family usually spend our summer weekends here. But today was the worst service. We wanted lanes by 2 hour and the guy behind counter goes I already set you up as play as pay as you go and hit himself in the head. Then he tells this guy to leave because he was being disrepectful. But the guys was yelling at him. Then my friend tells me that they were force to pay by games when she asked for by 2 hour!

Paul Ellis

Friendly staff, good times

E J Beenken

Birthday party

Jenny Ray

Larry Cook

One of the better ones in town

amanda gale

Was a fun night very cheap on prices.

Jaqueline Villela

The lanes are nice but the staff is so rude!

King juggernaut

Brent Jackson

john yaw

Good place

Janice Carpenter

Great place. Nice people

Bryan Strait

Renovations look great and great open play specials

Russell Tharp

Stephanie wittrock


Older location, but clean and well run. Friendly people, decent food, and good pricing. Definitely worth bringing the family.

William Probasco

Senior cash bowl mon Wed Fri afternoons lot a fun

Nick Lingner

Jimmy Connett

Anthony Pottebaum

Cheep and had a good time

Tyrus Lankford

Well there’s this old lady who works at the late night bowling who’s kinda a jerk, and she cusses at me when my friends when we choose to spend our money at this establishment. Honestly, screw her dude. Only giving one star bc at least the fries were good. Only thing at the whole place that wasn’t absolute garbage. 1/5 would not recommend this alley.

DMMOM Advisor

Nihki30 Nihki30

Great family fun with decent pricing! Staff was very friendly and attentive. We will definitely be back!

Amy Payne-Johnson

Fun, friendly environment!

Alexandria Lease

Love this place my husband and I went here for our date


Very Nice Bowling Alley

Shawna Johnson

The deals for summer are excellent. We bought balls from the store and they were extremely nice and accommodating. Only draw back is they don't have very many bowling balls to choose from.

Terra Cleveland

abby huitt

Emily Exley

Lots of lanes and a family atmosphere. Serves some food and drinks.

Shane Tofteberg

had a Great time bowling at Val Lanes NOT Bowlerama as listed. Each bowler had there own lane to throw on w/ Fresh oil. Denny Torgerson did a great job putting this together.

Amber Lewis

Shravan Santhanakrishnan

Lanes are half good, and you can’t always get the same hospitality, especially when you have “the lady” host.. I wouldn’t want to know her name, so that I can force myself to avoid posting her name here.. I would call her to be more biased towards Americans and somehow totally against ppl from my background.. that being said, I have taken a summer pass, else I would jus avoid coming down here, just because of the experience I get from this host every single time.

Sammy Histry

Victoria O

Rigged. I’m very good at bowling and this place is rigged. I think the lanes are a bit tilted. And a lady here working, kept yelling my children. She was cussing at them.

Ray Felton

Great place to bowl and have fun. Food is great to

Doug Walmsley

Great facility and knowledgeable, friendly staff

Alesha Armenta

If ya got kids, bring over a hunned $ lol. Its fun, staff very friendly! Overall pleased!

Mike Mathews

The best bowling lanes & staff in DM.

Kaleb Slaymaker

Very nice inside.

Jacob Bianchi

tylar konrad

Jacob Gilman

Charles Sutton

Friendly service, great pro shop. Reasonable open bowling prices compared to other houses in town.

Daveyne Cooley

Lol...we had coupons bogo and the guy at the register rang us in....after we started the fourth game...he was so nice and came up to us and informed us that if we stop our game now, he won't charge us for it, but if we continue then we have to pay....we decided to continue.....I had fun...and that is all that matters...

Steve Clair

They advertise a deal that you can open bowl then they say you can't weather you call or come in what a joke!

Ledondee Gualco

We bought summer bowling passes for all the kids and us. Awesome deal on Groupon for it. We had fun bowling and the staff was really nice.

Eclipse 1123

Amazing experience. The lanes are great, the atmosphere is very pleasing, and the people working there are incredible.

Mike Cook

Always a family environment. Thank Bowlerama.

Laner Lenz

James H

Stereotypical bowling alley. Bar, kitchen, and league shop. The staff is very friendly and low key. The kitchens value of chicken tenders is phenomenal. Bumpers for children require utilizing two lanes, fortunately this is not an additional fee. Recommended to those that enjoy bowling, food, or alcohol. To those that don't, the alley has televisions too

Cheri Heimbaugh Heimbaugh

They are friendly

Kim Andrews

borra yugendhar

Lines are good and reasonable pricing but staff is very rude

Joe Sccavo

Krishna Reddy

Poor. No lanes available

Gregory Quan-Dang

Mike Cleaver

Great food! Good bowling. Awesome league.

Mike Gloden

Kind of different situation, I went to watch a tournament. I was a bit cramped but we felt with it. The kids all appeared to be happy with the lanes. Overall it was a good time.

Darla Wicks

Mark Formaro

s c

Thats always a good time

Edith Allen

Brad Allen

The bowling is fine with decent lanes but the staff need to learn some customer service skills. Older lady behind the counter can be nice one time or rude the next. My family and I bought a summer pass but we decided when the summers over we will not be back and will do our bowling elsewhere.

Mokhtar Kalmoush

Chris Corrice

Very friendly, clean location. Prices were reasonable with several specials and group rates. Would definitely go again.

Jon Kozak

Excellent place to bowl

Fred C.

No cosmic or black light bowling

mary Van De Boe

Good food

Tim Langham

Jackie Gilbert

Best bowling center in town!

Mattie Coleman

Was ok

Brad Gideon

Chad Rawson

Clean, decently priced bowling.

Chris Shriver

Feels like home, good people and so much good bowling there. Take my advice, come visit and experience it for yourself!

shalonda kidd

Thomas Shilling

Great. Place for new bowling equipment.

Brandi Richter

Clean good bowling alley

James S

Good lanes, pretty clean as far as bowling alleys go.

Joey Mumaugh

Alli Usher

Affordable bowling, but the price of their beer is a little high

Khadija Kayou

I had a wonderful time the customer service was excellent

Chad Bennett

First time. Nice place. Staff are friendly.

Malachi Miller

Laura Jones

Trevor Blessing Light

Judy Leedy

Charity Britton

Had a ton of fub

Matthew Winfrey

This is a fun place to bowl. The staff is friendly and the little things are nice - the music isn't too loud and the temperature is always nice.

Lena Armstrong

Keith Wilson

Samuel Connett

Staff was very helpful and the bowling experience was fun. Great place to go with friends

Gregory Barber

Very enjoyable

Lora Jones

The staff was amazing and so helpful!

Lelanie Burkett

My grandson had his birthday party here. He really enjoyed his party. Good place to go.


Had a great time here. The lady at the counter was great. She explained everything up us and helped when requested. Thanks!

Jack Harris

The house was clean. Prices are excellent. The staff is helpful.

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