Val Lanes Recreation Center

100 Ashworth Rd. West Des Moines, Iowa 50265

Call us 515-274-0493  

NORMAL HOURS:  MON - SAT  1pm - Midnight

        SUN -  5pm - 11pm

Val Lanes was built in 1957. Originally a 24-lane bowling center, Val Lanes added 12 more lanes in 1959 to provide more entertainment in the West Des Moines community.

Val Lanes now has 36 Lanes and is the largest bowling center in the Des Moines area.

Val Lanes was purchased by the Torgerson family  (Denny, Colleen, Jon, & Randy) in 2009,  bringing with them many years of combined bowling industry knowledge and experience. We are able to provide the continued customer service and entertainment experience Val Lanes has always been known to offer.

 In addition to automatic scoring and and bumpers, we recently installed new AMF

SPL 2 synthetic lanes. These represent the latest technology in bowling lane surfaces and provide higher scores and beautiful aesthetics in our bowling center. We are always improving and reinvesting in our business to keep you coming back for more!


We feature a complete snack bar that is popular with our bowlers. The menu is under the Snack Bar tab. Also, we have a newly remodeled full service bar with a variety of domestics, imports, and craft beers. 

We have returned to our normal hours, and our leagues have resumed play, but without spectators. The Tuesday Perfect and Wednesday Perfect spring leagues will start January 5th and 6th.

The governor's mandate that face masks be worn and social distancing guidelines observed remains in effect. Masks do not need to remain in place while on the approach, but must be worn at all other times.

During the city's construction project, parking will be available on the north and south sides of our building.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

   ​VAL LANES