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?

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.

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

League Bowling

Spring session

Program Dates:  Tuesday, April 7, 2020 at 7:00 PM or Sunday, April 12, 2020 at 2:00 PM

Each team will have up to 4 bowlers on it.  You can form your own team or we can place you on a team.  Every bowler will get a NEW bowling ball including drilling.  If you register today, we will give you two free games of bowling to use before the league starts.  Registration is open today and will close on April 6th.  If there are any openings after the 6th, we will offer them on a first registered basis.  Limit is 12 teams per league.

Questions or to Register:  Call me at (308) 234-4545 ext. 15 --- Kenny Owen - GM

30 Week Leagues

We are talking team and individual sign ups for our 2020-2021 fall/winter season programs.  If you are interested, you can email me with questions.  I will try to find a league that will work for you.  If you are a first year bowler, I will suggest you start out on one of our shorter programs where there is no cash prize money but the fee to bowl each week is lower.  These leagues are also more fun based vs the 30 week programs that are competitive.

You can reach me at 308-234-4545 ext. 15 or via email at  Our 30 week programs will start the last couple of weeks in August or the first week in September.


Call and ask for Chuck to drill and/or sell you equipment. 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


Bowling Calendar

C-19 Virus

Effective 3/19/2020, the Big Apple Fun Center and Sports Bar will close its doors to the public until the virus threat has been reduced enough to conduct business as usual.  If you have an event booked with us, please contact us via email for a refund or leave the deposit on the books until a later date if you want.  We will be watching like you for a time when it is safe to resume the business operations.  My email is which may be the only way I can be reached for the next week or more.   Facebook responses will be put on hold until we reopen.  Stay strong!

Kenny Owen - General Manager    3/18/2020 7:50 PM

In this time of uncertainty, we have a light for you. When life gets back to normal, bring the friends, family and neighbors out to the Big Apple and enjoy some SOCIAL CONNECTIVITY!  To help, we have this Anti-Social Distancing discount.  Click on the link to purchase your savings. 2 years to redeem but only a week or two to purchase.  Buy through our friends at HOWND and they will send you a bar code to redeem based on your purchase.  Thanks for supporting us and all the staff as we get back to life.

Spend $70 Get $100 or Spend $40 Get $50 in Big Apple Bucks

Contact Us

500 W 4th Street, Kearney, NE 68845
(located behind Earl May Gardens)
phone: 308-234-4545