Kokomo Sport Bowl

Kokomo Sport Bowl

  Name: Kokomo Sport Bowl  
  Address: 2021 Cedar Crest Drive  
  City: Kokomo  
  State: IN  
  Zip: 46902  
  Phone: (765) 457-5381  
  Lanes: 24  
  Lane Type: Synthetic  
  Pro Shop: Yes  
  Food: Snack Bar  
How Does Kokomo Sport Bowl Rate?
Votes:    22
Lanes: Actual Value is 3.1Actual Value is 3.1Actual Value is 3.1Actual Value is 3.1
Food: Actual Value is 3.1Actual Value is 3.1Actual Value is 3.1Actual Value is 3.1
Price: Actual Value is 2.2Actual Value is 2.2Actual Value is 2.2
Fun: Actual Value is 3Actual Value is 3Actual Value is 3
Overall: Actual Value is 2.9Actual Value is 2.9Actual Value is 2.9
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Kokomo Sport Bowl Comments

Comment Date: 4/22/2012 Name: Chris Clark
Honestly this can be one of the worst bowling centers I have ever been to. The prices are way too high and the ball returns did not work correctly and the workers there kept making excuses to why they did not work and the excuses didnt even make sense. DO NOT GO HERE.

Comment Date: 3/13/2011 Name: Cindy Durham
Went to Cedar Crest Lanes today to bowl with 2 other people. $25.00 an hour for the lane. Okay but not equal to Indianapolis’ $10 per person for 2 hours. The ball return didn’t work every frame, reply was “well you bowl too soon after your partner lane” WTF what do they do on a league???? wait 3 minutes after each person bowls? Lady at the desk was rude as well as the man who had to get the balls when the ball return didn’t work. Also the family next to us was having the SAME problem we were and no one was bowling on either side before we got there. This place is NOT as place to go bowling at.

Comment Date: 3/20/2008 Name: Jerry Ferguson
If anyone has information about this centers non sanctioned leagues (league sheet or something like that) could you post that info here…. bowled there a few years back and need my average from that league!

Comment Date: 1/27/2008 Name: Daniel Combs
This is mostly a reply to Ellen Donahue. Ellen, I don’t know if you will ever see this but I remember you from way back in the 1960’s. You and I are of similar ages. At that time I was on a bantam bowling league proudly wearing my Pepsi bowling shirt and getting sodas for 5 cents. I remember getting instruction from Kay Kelly and some of the other nice people that worked there in the 60’s Remember Wills, Dolly, Becky and Ricky Bougher? What about Bill Bagby? Sometimes after our league bowling your mom would invite me and my friends to bowl with you and Paul. I remember that I always thought how cool it would be if my dad owned the bowling alley. For a kid like me, it represented total fun. Lots of electrical gadgets, Brunswick pinsetters (and yes, I still remember the upgrade to A2!), pinball machines, yummy snacks and even right next to the Pennsylvania Railroad tracks! I could have stayed there forever:). I remember the Palm Sunday tornadoes as our house was smashed up too. I remember how clean and new Cedar Crest looked after the repairs with all new carpet and new ceilings. Do you remember the vacant lot next door to the west? I remember a sign that used to be posted at the front desk saying “expansion to 48 lanes”. I guess that was not meant to be. I do remember your dad as he was very kind to us kids at that time and furthermore, was very kind to patiently answering all of my millions of questions about how everything worked. I had nearly forgotten about those days of so long ago. Thanks for opening up that door from the past again. Like you, I have long since left the midwest. I relocated to northern California in 1977. I rarely visit Kokomo but even if I did again, I know Cedar Crest Lanes will never again be what it once was without Bob Donahue. All the best to you and your family.

Comment Date: 9/5/2007 Name: Ellen Donahue
You should put a tribute to my father Robert J Donahue Sr. on the web site , as he was the true owner of Cedar Crest Lanes and founder of Cedar Crest Lanes and a wonderful man and humanitarian. There was no other man on earth that was like Robert J. Donahue Sr. He had a PHD in Economics and taught at Indiana University, also many other Universities. He dedicated his entire life after working as a marketing reseach personel for Brunswick in Chicago in the 50’s to the building and founding of the finest bowling alley in Kokomo, Indiana..which opened September of 1960. I was 5 years old and remember the day of the grand opening of Cedar Crest Lanes. My Dad and Mom and my twin brother Paul and older brother Bobby were there. It was our life for 26 years. I bowled 11 strikes one time..always bowled 200 games.. Paul was a very good bowler also and my Mother was too.. what about Smiley and Kay Kelly and all the other folks that worked there? Smiley was Dad’s best friend. Dad was going to be a Catholic priest, but found his thing was business. He was into stocks and did very well in his investments. He to me will always be with me..I was Daddy’s little girl.. He died an awful death.. of cancer of the colon – it went to his lymph glands before they found it..than they were here with me in Florida in be with their only grandaughter Anna Marie .. she was only 2 than. He was brave through out the whole illness..never complained.. I saved his life once from a Dr. at a rehab. than we took him to Orange Lake Country Club for his 76th birthday and Mom and Dad’s 48th wedding anniversary.. We went to Red Lobster for his birthday and Out Back Steak House for their wedding anniversary..He said their stock wasn’t bad.. lols.. He’s the true owner of Cedar Crest Lanes, whether they sold it or not.. He was super to his employees and meticulously took good care of those bowling lanes..I remember the tornado of 1965 Palm Sunday..He was working behind the desk and the tornado lifted the roof off the top of the building and set it back down. He said he saw the sky. Good thing he wasn’t in the office as the glass from the 3 windows were blown out like small little pieces of bullets.. The house was full that night with league bowlers. I was watching Ed Sullivan that evening at home..Not aware of what was going on – They had hazzard insurance so were able to reopen after the summer and the place was back to new again. Never forget the fun I had growing up there- Dad Robert J. Donahue Sr. a “wonderful friend” to everyone and the founder of Cedar Crest Lanes of which we owned for 26 years.. the best man , best father, best employer, husband.. and way ahead of his time.. he drove a Saab in 1960.. 6 foot tall..And no one liked foreign cars than..He was concerned about gasoline mileage..Now Saabs are savvy.. And everyone loves them..He bought that as we drove from Chicago to Kokomo in Logansport, In. to be in town re: the building of Cedar Crest Lanes.. So he switched from the Volkswagen to the Saab.. I lost my place where I used to sit behind the back seat in the Volkswagen as we’d drive to Kokomo. Great man my Dad founder of Cedar Crest Lanes, Pumkin Vine Room and many other businesses he was involved in.. Pray for those you may know with cancer..And be sure to get check ups to prevent colon’s curable if found early.. He didn’t deserve what happened to him..He never complained ** what a guy.. We had his grave blessed and my song to him is “I Will Always Love You” still love you Dad, Ellen if you don’t post this it’s your loss , Take good care of Cedar Crest Lanes for us.. Byezee in remembrance of Robert J. Donahue Sr. founder , owner, and friend to all. 26 years, This made me cry..He’s been gone since Nov. 21, 1995. I was so blessed to have him as my Daddy.. Ellen Marie Donahue Teal

Comment Date: 4/25/2007 Name: John Davis
Both houses in kokomo s*ck. Prices are outrageous, and the customer service is rude. I’ve traveled all over Indiana and the midwest and this place, by far is the WORST You even charged me for a practice ball! this NEVER happens ANYWHERE Else. I’m a serious bowler that practices between 50 to 100 games per week in a number of OTHER locations. But HERE, it wouldn’t matter, I get treated like a NOBODY. and you would keep it that way if I were to continue give you my business. Your UPPER esch. are rude, stand-offish, and stuck up. I could give you a lot of examples of what I’m writing about but it wouldn’t help matters anyway. I’ll just continue to give my business to the other bowling alleys i frequently practice because they know how to treat people that are serious about their game without having to be of the “hometown clique” which an outsider like me has virtually no chance.

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