A look at some of the top bowling venues in Austin

The Texas real estate market proves you don't have to be a high roller to buy one of the homes for sale in Austin. There are dozens of properties available to homebuyers seeking values, as the city delivers plenty of recreational activities for those interested in relocating to the Lone Star State.

For instance, the city recently hosted the 2012 Texas State United States Bowling Congress Open from March to June. The event featured 778 teams from across the state, as they competed for $160,139 in prize money. Thousands of bowlers took part in the competition.

Austin provides plenty of venues you can visit to show off your bowling skills. Whether you're an alley cat or a kingpin, you'll enjoy spending time with friends and family at these local hot spots.

Westgate Lanes
Located at 2701 West William Cannon Drive, Westgate Lanes delivers fun for visitors of all ages. This alley features 40 lanes, automatic bumpers and league bowling opportunities. Meanwhile, youth programs are available to help kids learn the basics.

Bowling enthusiasts looking to roll a strike on a Friday or Saturday evening will appreciate this venue's weekend activities. You can take part in "Rock-n-Bowl," which features special lighting effects, fantastic music and a glow-in-the-dark atmosphere similar to that of a nightclub with a trip to Westgate Lanes.

The Highball
The Highball at 1142 South Lamar Boulevard delivers bowling and more, as it includes eight lanes for rental by the hour. Vintage pinsetters from 1959 will bring you back to the golden age of bowling.

While many people visit this alley for its bowling, others enjoy the facility's additional amenities. Seven karaoke-themed rooms, dance parties and live music have helped this venue become a trendy place to visit in Austin.

Dart Bowl
Check out Dart Bowl at 5700 Grover Avenue to enjoy a world-class bowling experience. This venue was recently renovated with automatic bumpers and scorers, and features 32 lanes for family-friendly fun.

Dart Bowl is a great spot for children to host birthday celebrations. You can have a memorable time with bumper bowling, a pizza party or a visit to the venue's laser maze. This is a great spot to visit if you're planning a birthday party on a budget, as affordable options are available.