Nowata, Oklahoma: Chris Barbee's Bowling Ball Yard Team Field Report

E021 Rd, Nowata, OK
From downtown, drive north one mile on US Hwy 169. Turn right onto E021 Rd (a gravel road). Drive a little over a mile. You'll see the Bowling Ball Yard on the left.
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Chris Barbee's Bowling Ball Yard.

Chris Barbee's Bowling Ball Yard
Bowling Ball Man Chris Barbee has filled his yard with art made from old bowling balls. There's an American flag, a pyramid, a bowling-ball-size billiard table, and more. Report...

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Bowling pin flowers.

Chris Barbee's Bowling Ball Yard

Chris Barbee is a farmer that loves his Bowling Ball Art. His garden has "flowers" with bowling balls in the middle and bowling pins for the petals. He spoke of the tour buses driving down the gravel road for a visit. The people "oooo" and "ahhh" at his art, but no one offers a tip, not even the tour company. Chris is getting old and we need to offer our support.

[Queen Becky, 04/05/2017]

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.

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