Nowata, Oklahoma: Bowling Ball Yard Art

Bowling Ball Man Chris Barbee is transforming his yard with retired bowling balls. They form a fence, cover a shed, and appear in assorted sculptures.
E021 Rd, Nowata, OK
NE of Nowata, Country Road 21, one mile east of Highway 169.
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American Flag in Bowling Balls. Bowling Ball Yard Art

If you are in the area definitely stop to see the Bowling Ball Yard Art. Bob has done a great job. Very creative!

[Michelle, 09/05/2014]
Bowling pin flowers. Bowling Ball Yard Art

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]
Bowling Ball Flag. Bowling Ball Yard Art

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.

Bowling Ball shed. Bowling Ball Yard Art

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]
Kinetic bowling ball display. Bowling Ball Fence and Shed

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.

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