Val Lanes bowling leagues are ready to go with starting dates and meeting dates(masks required) listed under the Leagues page above.  If your team is not bowling, please let us know.  Meeting bowlers receive 3 free games the day or night of the meetings.  Masks are not required for the bowlers but we ask all spectators to wear masks.​  Everyone is anxious to get started again.

Also, due to a corporate event, there will be no open bowling from 5pm until closing on Monday through Thursday , August 3rd through August 6th.


Val Lanes Recreation Center 100 Ashworth Rd. West Des Moines, Iowa 50265

Call us 515 274 0493 for Bowling in West Des Moines


                 ​SUN -  5pm TILL 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, Tony & 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.