300 Bowl

902 Wilson Road, Conroe

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Highlights

Players hone their pin-pummeling skills inside this bowling alley right off of I-45 that boasts a full-service bar

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Billy
1 ratings1 reviews
Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
July 24, 2022
Had a blast
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Arturo
4 ratings3 reviews
Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
July 22, 2022
300 Bowl is always a fun and enjoyable experience for me and my family. They always offer a Special Discounted Group price in Groupon which is very reasonable.
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Gary
33 ratings23 reviews
Rating of 4 out of 5 stars
July 11, 2022
I took my daughter & 4 of her friends. They had a blast. Definitely will b returning again…
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nancy
5 ratings4 reviews
Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
July 10, 2022
We love this small bowling place. The workers are nice and this place is very family friendly
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Candice
1 ratings1 reviews
Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
May 15, 2022
Staff was wonderful! Friendly and attentive. Quick and easy check in and set up. Everything was clean and well lit including the bathrooms. The food was surprisingly delicious!🤩 Looking forward to spending another afternoon there this summer!
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About This Deal

Two Options Available:

  • $22.50 for two games for four people, shoe rental included ($44.60 value)
  • $36.90 for two hours of bowling for up to six people ($51.99 value)

Automatic Pinsetters: What’s Going on Back There?

When you’re focused on getting a strike, it’s easy to ignore the action at the end of the lane. Read on to learn how automatic pinsetters make that second roll possible.

Though automatic pinsetters were being developed by bowling companies as early as the 1910s, it was an alley owner who provided the push for their mass production. In the 1930s, George Beckerle reportedly complained to inventor and regular bowler Gottfried Schmidt about his pinboys—they just wouldn’t stick around. At the time, pins were almost universally set by human hands, often those of low-paid teenage boys. They perched on a ledge behind the pins, waiting to jump down into the ball pit, slide the ball back to the bowler, and then reset the pins for the next roll. Though the work was dull, pinboys still had to keep an eye on the game and watch out for angry bowlers who might take their frustration out on their shins. Serious injuries were not uncommon.

Just like their human predecessors, automatic pinsetters clear away fallen pins and create a new rack before the start of a frame. They can do this very quickly—the AMF 8800 Gold Edition pinsetter holds the world speed record, with a strike cycle time of 8.5 seconds. At the start of a frame, a sensor located a few feet from the pins detects a roll. After the ball falls into the ball pit, a rectangular sheet of metal called the sweep lowers to guard the pins from illegal rolls and lost shuffleboard players. Next, the pin table, outfitted with 10 holes, lowers on top of the standing pins and grasps them with its tongs. Then, the sweep pulls back, knocking the downed pins into the ball pit just before the pin table replaces the remaining pins.

As the spent pins are pushed toward the pin elevator by a conveyor, the ball veers off through a door, where it will travel under the lane and back up to the bowler. Meanwhile, the pins continue on into the pin elevator, which feeds the pin distributor that lets the pin table emerge with a fresh rack of 10 when the second roll is finished—any lane has a total of 20 pins moving through its guts at all times. Today, pinboys are mostly as extinct as dodos or goblins, but a few bowling alleys still hew to the nostalgic, if somewhat perilous, old system.

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Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Vouchers only valid until 6 pm on weekdays and 7 pm on weekends. Subject to availability. Limit 4 per person. May be repurchased every 365 days. Limit 1 per visit. Limit 4 per household. Valid only for option purchased. Must provide 21+ ID to receive alcoholic beverages. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services. Learn about Strike-Through Pricing and Savings

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