Venture Lanes

Venture Lanes

  Name: Venture Lanes  
  Address: 6300 MacCorkle Avenue  
  City: Saint Albans  
  State: WV  
  Zip: 25177  
  Phone: (304) 768-7307  
  Hours: Sun: 1:00 PM-9:00 PM  
  Lane Type:  
  Pro Shop: No  
How Does Venture Lanes Rate?
Votes:    140
Lanes: Actual Value is 2.9Actual Value is 2.9Actual Value is 2.9
Food: Actual Value is 2.8Actual Value is 2.8Actual Value is 2.8
Price: Actual Value is 2.8Actual Value is 2.8Actual Value is 2.8
Fun: Actual Value is 2.8Actual Value is 2.8Actual Value is 2.8
Overall: Actual Value is 2.8Actual Value is 2.8Actual Value is 2.8
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Venture Lanes Comments

Comment Date: 4/30/2012 Name: Anonymous
Unbelievable! I just called the bowling ally (4-30-12) and asked to speak with a manager (I was planning a bowling trip for students) and the guy that answered the phone very rudely told me, “We’re busy right now” and hung up on me!! I can’t believe it! How unprofessional and rude!

Comment Date: 12/27/2011 Name: Anonymous
This was our first and LAST trip to Venture Lanes. We had a mixed group of professional individuals. We gathered at this business for a birthday party. From the very start it was a terrible experience. The staff was EXTREMELY RUDE !!!!! The staff refused to allow a birthday cake to be brought inside, and advised us in a loud COMPLETELY obnoxious voice.
Hands down Town N Country Lanes in Nitro is top notch compared to this bowling alley. If I was the owner I would fire every last employee and start all over. If I had employees that acted towards the public the way this bunch did I would be mortified and ANGRY !!!!
Good luck to others who pass thru the doors of Venture Lanes you will need it.

Comment Date: 12/16/2010 Name: Garrett
I have been bowling at this bowling center for a while now and even though Shirley has her ups and downs they are still good people and it doesn’t even matter about one person it is about the lanes which are excellent, I would recommend Ventures to anyone who is looking for good lanes, or just to people who want to have fun.

Comment Date: 12/4/2010 Name: Mike
Love venture lanes

Comment Date: 9/29/2010 Name: Jeff
I am not the “everyday bowler” and i used to bowl on some teams at Venture. The staff was nice when i was there and Shirley wasnt the manager then when she did become manager it went down hill. She is a rude lady and never seems happy. If she wernt the manager there i would go there more often then Galaxy but Venture does have the better lanes.

Comment Date: 3/13/2010 Name: Nathaniel
I went on a field trip with my school to Venture Lanes I have to admit it is a nice bowling alley but the staff is very rude they yell on the intercoms your food takes at least 15 to 20 minutes to cook Plus the food prices are too much one of the staff members when i asked for a 10 pound bowling ball let another kid take it from me and use it So i recommend galaxy lanes instead

Comment Date: 2/6/2010 Name: Donna H
I will never go to Venture Lanes again. My children went with a group of their friends for a birthday party at Venture Lanes. The staff was very rude, refusing to let them use the bumpers saying they were too old. My 12 year old daughter was using a 6 pound ball and the woman behind the counter came down and took it from her saying you have to be 5 years old to use a 6 pound ball. Had I been there I would have spoken to the manager and complained about the rude, unprofessional staff. I will call tomorrow. These kids went to have fun and their fun was partly ruined by the staff. I have never seen an age limit posted regarding using the bumpers or using a 6 pound ball.

Comment Date: 12/28/2009 Name: Tina
I would like to see more info about Birthday Parties and such! Thanks It’s a great place to bowl!!!!

Comment Date: 9/20/2009 Name: Jess
Thanks to everyone who has said Venture is a good place to be. I love this bowling ally, there are wonderful people who work here and the best lanes. The staff is like my family i am a part of it. I have worked here for a year with no regrets! Now to everyone with negative thoughts on this bowling ally, i respect your comments, thats what this web page is about, but please, don’t disrespect Shirley! She’s like my mother, she works hard to run this place and to deal with rude people. If she was rude to you, you probably gave her a reason. I recommend Venture whole heartedly.

Comment Date: 7/28/2009 Name: T &C; FRIDAY NIGHT MIXED LEAGUE
Since Towne & Country will not take care of their lanes, the Friday night mixed league is moving to Venture Lanes. The Friday night mixed league is exited about the move, thanks Venture Lanes looking foward to seeing you this fall

Comment Date: 5/12/2008 Name: Mike
Venture Lanes is the only bowling center in the Kanawha Valley that is not being managed by the owner, and the others should be taking notes. Shirley knows the business, and if and when she decides she is sick and tired of all of BS the everyday bowler dishes out…….. the Shoenboums or whatever their names are might as well put the building up for sale.

Comment Date: 10/18/2007 Name: Sabine’ Doss
Well I would like to say I loved going to Venture Lanes. When I come in to visit from NC I always go in a visit the friendly staff and partake in a few games.Its afordable and most fun. The staff beats all youll ever meet. The manager is always on hand and happy to help at anytime with the new scoring systems and monitors. Its a must visit for all.

Comment Date: 1/31/2007 Name: JAMES
If I was involved with this web site I would not refer Venture Lanes to anyone in fear that people would not use my site

Comment Date: 1/21/2007 Name: MICHELLE
This bowling center is should be closed down by the Health Department.

Comment Date: 1/15/2007 Name: JAMIE
This was the worse bowling center I have ever been to I will never come to this one again it was dirty. Not enough staff and the manager is so rude no wonder they dont have the staff to run this center

Comment Date: 1/15/2007 Name: AMY
Shirly should not be allowed have any acess to the public she is rude disrespectful and should be the person who scrubs the bathrooms

Comment Date: 1/15/2007 Name: MIKE
This is a joke giving such a place a good review when they booked a party took the money deposited it in the bank and then called 2 days before the party and told us they didnt have the 2 lanes for my child’s party. If the Schoenbaum family knew how this bowling center is being run I am sure they would find new management.

Comment Date: 12/22/2006 Name: Matt
exceptional bowling alley! well kept, clean, and a good shot on the lanes. All state of the art. I was very impressed.

Comment Date: 3/13/2006 Name: Cori
I really like the fact that Venture Lanes in Saint Albans, WV is non-smoking. This makes it a whole lot more fun. The only thing that I’d change is having Pepsi instead of Coke products.

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