Roll a Strike at a Lincoln, NE Bowling Alley

Did you know that bowling is as old as the written word?

Historians believe that the sport dates back to 3200 BC, about the same time that the first forms of the written word were discovered on cuneiform tablets.

If you would like to enjoy a night of bowling, the best alleys near our Downtown Lincoln apartments include:


Since 1963, Madsen's has been where locals can "have a ball with friends." The alley is open daily until 1:00 a.m., and it caters to bowlers who are looking to have fun in a relaxed, friendly setting. Guests enjoy a party atmosphere after 9:00 p.m., and can watch their favorite sports teams on the big screens.

Madsen's is also known for serving the best burger in Lincoln. It features a thick, juicy patty topped with lettuce, tomato, pickles, mustard, and ketchup.


With 32 lanes, a cutting-edge scoring system, and an advanced sound system, it's no wonder that Sun Valley Lanes is a premier Midwest bowling center. It offers exclusive, non-traditional bowling games such as Strike Challenge and Rocky Road Race. Open bowling is held daily, and Tuesday evenings bring Hyper Rock Night. Bowlers can enjoy classic rock as they play one of four Hyperbowling games.


48 Bowl is Lincoln's destination for bowling, food, and fun. The alley offers an old school atmosphere and is often the site of  graduation, birthday, and bachelor/bachelorette parties. Friday nights include Red Pin Bowling from 9:00 p.m. to midnight. It features music, games, videos, and prizes. The cost is thirteen dollars, and guests can request their favorite tunes.

Hungry visitors can enjoy a meal at Legends Grill. Offerings include chicken strips, miniature tacos, and thin crust pizzas.

If you would like to call Academy Lincoln home, please contact us. Our leasing agents would love to show you our furnished residences firsthand.