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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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.
Wow, has this attraction been expanded! We had the pleasure of meeting Chris and his daughter, signed the guest book and off we went on a personal tour of the yard. Croquet Set, wind chimes, pool table, flowers inside a corn patch, Alphabet, Rosary, Cross and the newest 1/2 finished gem, a storage shed covered with bowling balls! This shed, when finished, will hold the rare collection too valuable for weathering. What a fun experience![David McBee, 10/12/2009]