500 W 4th Street, Kearney, NE 68845 (308) 234-4545

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Big Apple Fun Center

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About Big Apple Fun Center

The Big Apple Fun Center has 36 lanes of bowling. All 36 lanes have automatic bumpers that pop up when a child 12 years of age or younger name appears on the screen. The computer will trigger the bumpers to come up for the child's name. When it is the next bowlers turn who does not need bumpers, the bumpers will go back down.  These automatic bumpers make it fun for the whole family to bowl together on one lane.

Our lanes also have automatic scoring so the group can visit without having to add up the score.  Who wants to do math when your trying to have fun.  Okay, my accountant friends do. I will just turn the scorer off and they can keep score themselves.

Open Bowling

The Big Apple Fun Center offer 36 lanes of open bowling all with the automatic bumpers on them for the children ages 12 years and younger only. This means that one family of 2 adults and 2 children under 12 years can bowl together as a family on one lane if they want. When the childrens names are activated, the bumpers will come up for them and when an adult bowls, the bumpers will go back down. Cool huh?

Hours & Pricing

Cosmic Bowling

No matter what you call it ... Bowling under the Black Lights is more fun than any one person should be allowed.

For the Families ... We have a kid friendly Cosmic show that starts at Noon on Saturday and runs until 5 PM. This show will be cancelled if the center is hosting a tournament/league or other special event.

Please call to ensure open lanes are available or check the Calendar of Events for extra details.

  • Thursday - Saturday
  • After 10:00 PM
  • Crank up the tunes
  • Awesome light show


Online reservations coming soon! In the mean time, please call the center at (308) 234-4545 to make your party reservation.

We will take all reservations made at least 1 business day in advance. To reserve a lane, you must call and speak with Kenny (Manager) or Tammy (Assistant). When we take your reservation, we will need a credit card to secure the reservation.

We will charge your card a reservation fee based on the items being reserved. This is a non-refundable fee and the fee is applied toward the payment of the reservation. You will still need to pay the balance upon arrival at the rate quoted.  Please arrive a minimum of 15 minutes prior to your reservation.  Any later and your reservation can be given to another group waiting.  We will then get you started as soon as your attraction has an opening.  Note:  Laser Tag can take up to 15 minutes to check in.  Check in for laser tag as soon as the individuals arrive.

If you can call the staff at least two hours before your reservation, a full refund may be issued depending on the size of the cancellation. Only a Manager or Owner can issue any refund upon review.

Pro-Shop Merchandise

Download a complete catalog of bowling balls, shoes, bags and much much more. Remember - some items may have been added and removed due to availability. Most orders will arrive in 2-3 business days.

Call and ask for Chuck to place an order. Monday - Friday between 10 AM and 4 PM. Drilling is included in most of our bowling balls (inserts / grips are extra).

NEW ITEM: If you roll a ball that has lost its hook, come try our DETOX machine. See the video below. We have several bowlers who will testify to the positive results after a 15 minute process. Just think how much oil we can get out after a 30 minute session. Add a resurface to the DETOX and you are back to an almost new out of the box ball.

15 Minutes - $15.00 plus tax

30 Minutes - $25.00 plus tax --- Bronze Package includes detox and new finger inserts for $32.00 plus tax.  Silver Package includes detox and a resurface for $50.00 plus tax.  Gold Package includes detox, finger inserts and resurface for $60.00 plus tax


500 W 4th Street
Kearney, NE 68845
(308) 234-4545 ext. 10