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National Bowling Stadium

This one-of-a-kind landmark building is dedicated to Reno’s favorite pastime and a quintessential American sport.

The National Bowling Stadium opened in 1995 and is one of the largest bowling centers in the world. It’s much more than a bowling alley, with 78 lanes and stadium-style luxury seating for more than 1,000 spectators. During events and conferences, thousands of bowling fanatics congregate here from all over the world. Try to catch one of the tournaments here as the stadium isn’t open to the general public for bowling. Even if you’re not a bowling enthusiast, the sheer size of this place is amazing to behold.   

Before heading inside, check out the 80-foot (24-meter) high aluminum dome on the front façade. It resembles a massive bowling ball and you’ll see the sun reflecting off it from almost anywhere in Reno. 

In the lobby is a bronze statue donated by the Brunswick Corporation, one of the most well-known companies in the bowling world. The statue of family going bowling is a favorite photo spot for visitors.

Upstairs you’ll find the massive bowling center and stadium seating. The stadium is home to one of the world's longest video screens, onto which scores and images are projected. 

Want to improve your game? While only competitors are allowed to bowl on the tournament lanes, visitors are welcome to try out the Computer Aided Tracking System (CATS) Lane. State-of-the-art technology provides an assessment and recommendations.

Check out the pro shop, or Lane 81 as it is known, stocked with the latest and greatest in bowling technology and equipment. Nearby is the Stadium Club, which has a full-service bar and an antique billiard table.

 The National Bowling Stadium is an icon in America’s bowling history, providing a slice of pure Americana. The stadium is located in the heart of Reno’s downtown area, accessible to public transportation.


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Lodging Near National Bowling Stadium

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Circus Circus Hotel & Casino Reno

Circus Circus Hotel & Casino Reno

500 N Sierra St, Reno
4.0 out of 5.0

Located just over 3.5 miles from Reno-Tahoe International Airport and covering an entire city block in downtown Reno, Circus Circus Hotel & Casino is connected by skyway to the Silver Legacy and Eldorado hotels.

Harrah's Casino Hotel Reno

Harrah's Casino Hotel Reno

219 N Center St, Reno
4.0 out of 5.0

Located 1 block from Bowling Stadium and within 3 miles of the convention center, this downtown Reno hotel first opened as a bingo parlor in 1943. It now occupies both sides of North Center Street.

$28
Nugget Casino Resort

Nugget Casino Resort

1100 Nugget Ave, Sparks
4.0 out of 5.0

An icon since 1955, this 1,382-guestroom resort is in downtown Sparks, 3 miles from downtown Reno and a 10-minute drive from the Reno-Tahoe airport.

$36
Grand Sierra Resort and Casino

Grand Sierra Resort and Casino

2500 E 2nd St, Reno
4.5 out of 5.0

This destination resort is adjacent to the Truckee River Recreation Trail, 2 miles from Reno-Tahoe International Airport, and less than 3 miles from downtown Reno. Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe is 30 minutes away.

Silver Legacy Resort Casino

Silver Legacy Resort Casino

407 N. Virginia Street, Reno
4.5 out of 5.0

A skywalk connects this downtown Reno hotel to the Circus Circus and Eldorado casinos; Nevada Museum of Art and Performing Arts Center are less than a half-mile away.

$30
Sands Regency Casino Hotel

Sands Regency Casino Hotel

345 N Arlington Ave, Reno
3.5 out of 5.0

This 830-room hotel and casino is 2 blocks from Reno Arch, 4 blocks from the National Bowling Stadium, and 6 miles from Reno-Tahoe International Airport.

Eldorado Resort Casino

Eldorado Resort Casino

345 N Virginia St, Reno
4.0 out of 5.0

4 miles from the Reno-Tahoe airport and covering an entire city block, the Eldorado Hotel Casino is connected to Circus Circus and Silver Legacy by skywalk.

Peppermill Resort Spa Casino

Peppermill Resort Spa Casino

2707 S. Virginia Street, Reno
4.5 out of 5.0

Conveniently located in Reno's bustling shopping-and-dining district, this destination resort is just 1 mile from the Reno-Sparks Convention Center and 2 miles from downtown and Reno-Tahoe Airport.