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

OPENING: tuesday, June 16

The Big Apple will open at 11 AM every day starting Tuesday, June 16th.  We plan to stay open until Midnight every night (depending on business).  We are only able to open the bowling center, grill and the sports bar (for dining and beverages with a meal).  We can not turn any pool tables, dart boards or other electronic devices as of today.  Maybe by our opening date, we will be able to open more attractions and devices.

We would appreciate, for the protection of other guests, that you and your guests wear a mask whenever possible (while bowling).  We will be using every other lane and sticking with the 6 people per lane / table rule.  We also will take all bowling reservations made on our website.  Remember if you reserve more than one lane for more than 6 people, you will be spread out and asked to keep your distance.  You can still talk but keep seperated.


Striking Up Support - Click to register: Drawing every Monday until we re-open the doors.  Win a Free Bowling Party for up to 10 bowlers.  Please share with your friends every friend has a chance to will also.  Maybe if they win, they will invite you to join.

Kids Bowl Free - Click to register your children and family to bowl free this summer.  Coupons will be sent when we are open again.

Contact Us

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