Action Duckpin Bowl, Indianapolis

4.8
Only a mile and a half from downtown Indianapolis, Fountain Square is located at the intersection of Virginia Avenue at Shelby and Prospect Streets. Fountain Square was the first commercial historic district in Indiana. Its existing buildings span more than a century of development from 1871 to the present. Fountain Square played an important part in the Indianapolis theater heritage; the areas commercial district had more operating theaters than could be found in any part of Indianapolis from 1910 to 1950. The Fountain Square Theatre Building opened in 1928 as a place for entertainment, shopping and professional offices until its decline began in the late 1960's. After undergoing renovations started in 1993, the building once again houses entertainment and events in the Fountain Square Theatre, duckpin bowling in either of two vintage alleys, two restaurants, seasonal rooftop dining, a cocktail bar, and overnight accommodations.
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  • First time visiting with work group. The building is absolutely amazing - all the details wanted to take hundreds of pictures! Stepping into the bowling place was so much fun! I am not even sure wich ...  more »
  • From the building where the alley is housed to the funky nature of the game, this is a great spot to spend an hour with friends or family. My husband and I played a leisurely game (and some) in 30 min...  more »
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  • So. Much. FUN!!! This place is a national treasure. The fourth floor lanes were closed for repairs, so we bowled on the basement lanes. I LOVED the mid-century music and decor, and the dude on staff was super helpful and friendly. Neither me or my friend had gone duckpin bowling before, but we had the best time ever. You rent your lane for 30 minute or hour increments. 30 minutes was enough fun for us! Your arm and hand definitely get more tired when there aren't finger holes to help support the weight of the ball. We'll be back for more fun soon!
  • Really fun! We had a great time here. Super nostalgic, there was not a line or wait. We went with our adult kids and really enjoyed it. The facility is great and worth a visit to play.

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