A vintage bowling alley in the middle of the desert...smack dab in the middle uv Pioneertown.
Walking into the bowl has been described like walking into " a tangerine dream". Brunswick first generation automatic pinsetters and above ground ball returns remain after more than 50 years of use. "Just say no to string bowling!" and keep our skilled bowling mechanics working hard. We are updating the kitchen and hope to have regular hours this summer (July 2022) Until then, keep bowling! the number one competitive sport in America. Support your local bowling centers and we will post as soon as we are open again; or follow us on instagram or facebook.
Pibowl has been an independently family owned and operated business for 75 years. The Thompson and White families built the bowl in 1946. Roy Rogers opened the bowl with over 200 people watching him roll out the first ball. Since then, things haven't changed much. For many years Pioneer Bowl was an official Citrus Belt ABC sanctioned Bowling center and folks came from miles around just to bowl in leagues. Despite the decline of organized league Bowling, open bowling remains the most popular sport activity in America, crossing all gender, racial and economic barriers. Old, young, rich, poor, physically challenged, anyone can and almost everyone will bowl! The sound of pins dropping on our old wood lanes is still music to our ears. The LA Times said it best, in their Sunday Times article, on the question of why is there is a bowling alley in the middle of the desert? " well...people gotta bowl...".
It took a 40 foot truck and a long haul across the US but the pins have landed! Just in time for our 75th Anniversary Birthday bash & summer open bowling
These guys have earned their retirement. They have been knocked down and around by everyone...any ideas on how to repurpose them? We don't throw nuthin' away.
Still made in the USA...PiBowl challenge: find something in our building not made in the US-from our Brunswick seats to our walk in cooler to our pencils...