Indianapolis, Indiana: Duckpin Bowling

Two different "duckpin" bowling alleys in the same building. They've been open (and closed, sometimes for years) under various names since 1928.

Action and Atomic Duckpin Bowling

Address:
1105 Prospect St., Indianapolis, IN
Directions:
Action and Atomic Duckpin Bowling. Downtown, in the Fountain Square arts district. On the south side of Prospect St. just east of Shelby St. Look for the Duckpin Bowling neon sign.
Hours:
M 11-4, Tu 11-9, W-Th 11-10, F-Sa 11-midnight, Su 1-6 (Call to verify)
Phone:
317-686-6006
Admission:
$30 per hour per lane
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Action and Atomic Duckpin Bowling was closed at the time I visited, so I couldn't get any indoor photos. Luckily they had a display window [with well-used pins and a ball] along the street.

[signmanjoe, 11/07/2015]

Two different duckpin bowling alleys in the same building. They've been open (and closed, sometimes for years) under various names since 1928.

Action Duckpin Bowl and Atomic Bowl

Duckpin bowling consists of 10 pins all 6-8" high. The balls thrown weigh three lbs. a piece. A game consists of 3 balls per frame. Scoring is similar to regular bowling, but the game takes a little longer. There are two alleys in the Fountain Square Theatre Building. The one on the 4th floor, Action Bowl, is set in a 1930's decor, similar to the original bowling alley that was there in the 30's. The one on the lower level, Atomic Bowl, is set in a 1950s decor, complete with neon lights and vintage bowling shirts. This game is fun for all ages; 2 year olds as well as 86 year olds can play. The ball is light, the game is challenging.

[A.S., 09/15/2003]

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