Bowling in the Georgia Mountains

Bowling is an event that is fun for all ages – and perfect for the days that you need to stay inside when the weather is less than ideal. Check out these great bowling alleys in the Georgia mountains and see who can score the highest!

Plus keep reading to find out how your kids can bowl for free all summer long!

Bowling Ball on Lane Near Bowling Pins

Bowling Alleys in the Georgia Mountains

Bowling Alleys in the Georgia Mountains

No matter what part of the mountains you are visiting, there are nearby places where you can take the family to bowl!

Bowling Alleys in Blairsville, GA

Bowling Alleys in Blue Ridge, GA

Bowling Alleys in Clarkesville, GA

Bowling Alleys in Ellijay, GA

Bowling Alleys in Toccoa, GA


Kids Bowl Free Summer Program

Kids Bowl Free Summer Program

Kids Bowl Free Summer Program

If your kids are interested in bowling, there is no better time than Summer to let them work on their skills. This sport has been steadily growing in popularity, it’s great for all ages, plus there are some colleges that offer scholarships to the top student athlete bowlers!

  • Registered kids (ages 15 and under) receive 2 FREE games of bowling each day – all Summer long (ends September 1, 2020)
  • Hundreds of participating locations all across the country – choose your single favorite location to sign up
  • No payment or credit card is required to sign your children up for this program!
  • Use a parent’s email address to sign up for an account, then add eligible children to the parent’s account
  • NOTE that bowling shoes are required to bowl – you may bring your own bowling shoes, and some bowling centers even complimentary shoe rentals, but this varies by location
  • Adults can also get in on the fun and purchase a summer-long pass for up to 4 adults for a one-time fee (approx $45 for up to 4 family members, price varies by location)


9 Responses

  1. Jordan Smith says:

    I can speak of the bowling alleys in Blairsville. Last year when me and my family arrived there, a handful of people utilized 3 of the 14 lanes, which was nice since our 9 yr old son was inexperienced and needed guidance and a rack. Automatic scoreboard is easy to set up. We took a break between games to eat from a microwave type snack bar. Typical food, not great. They offer a birthday party pack: $80 for up to 8 bowlers.1 game/shoes (ea), 2 (frozen) pizza, pitchers of soda.

    Good to know about the free summer program


  2. Fran says:

    What a good idea, to write an in-depth review of the place you love.  I looked around your site, and am impressed by your article variety.

    The current one is a good example.  There are a tremendous amount of bowlers in this country, and you’ve provided those who live in or want to visit Georga with valuable information.  I checked out some of the lane descriptions.  You have answered many questions that visitors who want to bowl might have.

    It’s especially nice that you furnish information about opportunities for kids to participate.  Families vacationing or visiting together will appreciate that you have done so.  I am guessing you are also educating locals who may not realize how many places there are for bowlers to visit.  

    • Alyce says:

      Hi Fran, You are right on all counts. The locals are probably already familiar with the bowling alley locations, but they may not be aware that there is a program where kids can bowl for free all summer long! The Kids Bowl Free program is one that has been recurring every year, so hopefully parents can plan for it each year!

      Warm Regards, Alyce

  3. Richard Brennan says:

    I love bowling. It’s a sport that’s really catching on this side of the Atlantic (I live in England).

    Visiting the Blue Ridge Mountains is on my ‘Bucket List’ so why not combine the two?

    Looking at the rest of your site, my brain is already working on an itinerary for a visit of about a month duration – wineries, breweries, restaurants, lodges to stay in and of course…..bowling!

    Over here in England, a night of bowling can be pretty expensive. I’ve never been bowling in America and I’m guessing the reason is because everything you need is generally for hire at the alley over here – you don’t need to take your own ball, shoes or anything. Is that generally the same Stateside? 

    • Alyce says:

      Hi Richard, Here in the states, you can get everything you need to play at the bowling alley. There is a cost for the lane rental, but if you bring your own bowling shoes and athletic socks, you won’t need to spend money to rent the shoes and buy the socks. There are plenty of different size and weight bowling balls and there is no charge to rent those, but if you already have your own ball, you are welcome to bring it.

      Warm Regards, Alyce

  4. Mathessa40 says:

    That is one of the Activity wishing to have in Alaska specially in a Town which they only have a Library, a store and a bar. One of this Bowling Alleys and a Summer Program for Kids will help the Community to stay away for becoming an Alcoholic or using drugs.  I like your Website

  5. Pentrental says:

    I am glad to come across your post here as I have been meaning to make a trip to the Georgia Mountains. That kids can bowl for free is an added bonus. Thank you for a concise list of bowling alleys in the area. I’ll be sure to check them out when I visit. Do you prefer any particular bowling alley?

    • Alyce says:

      Hi, each bowling alley is going to provide the basics you’ll need to have a fun and competitive game, so I’d choose the closest one to where you are staying… unless you are visiting in the summer with kids… then I’d definitely recommend going to one of the lanes that is participating in the Kids Bowl Free program! 

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