Nowata, Oklahoma: Bowling Ball Yard ArtBowling Ball Man Chris Barbee is transforming his yard with retired bowling balls. They form a fence, cover a shed, and appear in assorted sculptures.
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It was great fun to see and just a couple minutes off the highway. This is a man being oddly creative and enjoying his retirement. Thanks for the lead -- we would have NEVER found this little gem of an attraction.[Pamela Collins, 03/23/2014]
Still goin' strong! There are signs on road to help you find it.[Doug Rice, 04/10/2013]
Chris Barbee, aka "Bowling Ball Man," has been working on his single-minded yard art since 2006. Take some unwanted bowling balls on your next road trip, and donate them.
Quite an impressive display of bowling ball yard art. The shed has bowling ball sides and a bowling pin roof. Nice stop and very unexpected. Dozens of different themes and displays.[Britt Marley, 12/23/2012]
Part of the yard bowling ball art: Kinetic Bowling Balls! Very cool.[Del Clark, 05/20/2010]
The entire yard display now has nearly 1,400 bowling balls.
The bowling ball shed is complete![Del Clark, 04/12/2010]
The shed, according to bowling-ball-repurposer Chris Barbee, has 344 balls on the walls and 140 pins on the roof.