About Us

Airway Fun Center is one of the finest independently-owned bowling centers in the country. We own and operate a modern bowling center located in Kalamazoo.

Our mission is to provide a top-quality bowling experience so that our bowling guests and their families will return again and again. We provide top notch bowling centers, quality activities, and events along with exceptional service and personal attention to our guests.

 

Did you know that kids vote bowling birthday parties #1? At Airway  Fun Center, we have a variety of Birthday Party Packages available.

We also offer great bowling leagues and host local, state and national bowling tournaments too!

At AirwayFun Center, we have also helped groups, charities and many others raise over $100,000 with bowling fundraisers. Fund raisers can be a real hassle, but we make it easy to raise lots of money FAST!

 

 

About us & our History

Airway Lanes opened in 1958 as a 24-lane bowling center. In 1959, Airway added 16 lanes to make it a 40-lane center, the largest in the Kalamazoo area.

Airway Lanes had 3 bars, the main bar at the front entrance, the Long Branch at the west end of the building, and the Twilight Room in the basement which was the only nightclub in Portage.

In 1977, Airway added 16 additional lanes to make it a 56-lane center. Airway was the host of several state, regional & national tournaments. It was the place to be for many years. The Twilight Room closed in the mid 1980’s and then the basement was converted into offices.

In 1997, AMF Bowling purchased Airway with a 5-year lease on the building. In April of 2002, AMF closed Airway and reclaimed all of the equipment and the building was left vacant. Then Don Labrecque purchased the building in July 2003 and opened in December 2003.

 

 

Don had a vision of always keeping Airway fresh and innovative so he has added several attractions over the years to make Airway Fun Center what it is today. The center originally opened with 40 lanes of bowling, Quizno’s  sandwich shop, bumper cars and the arcade area. In 2004, Laser Tag was added. In 2006, Go-Karts were added, in 2007 Mini-golf and the Brunswick Scoring system was put in, 2008 Laser Maze and the Sports Simulator was added, in 2009 Balladium attraction was added, in 2010 an updated redemption room was added and an outside patio with a painted mural was added off of our AlleyOops Bar to offer guests outside seating. In 2011, a new attraction called Time Freak was added.

Airway Fun Center is a progressive company with much strength which includes outstanding customer service, family friendly, reasonably priced year round activities.

 

Along with our extensive League Bowling business, Airway Fun Center offers something for everyone.  Party packages for all ages, opportunity for great team building events for businesses and a place where anyone can come and have a good time! We have 2 bars and a snack bar which caters to groups of all sizes, from birthday parties, and families to large corporate parties, church outings, and fundraisers.