Nowata, Oklahoma: 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.

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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.

Bowling Ball shed.

Bowling Ball Fence

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.

Bowling Ball Fence

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]
Bowling Ball Fence

The fence not only encompasses the front and side yards but also includes sculptures in the hay, the aforementioned rosary and now a bowling ball alphabet that has gotten to the letter "V".

[Jenner Bestor, 12/14/2007]

Chris Barbee's Bowling Ball Yard

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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