We can thank our German heritage for our obsession with strikes and spares. Bowling has endured through many changes, but our commitment to fun remains. Lanes are oiled daily with tender, love, and care. Shoes are still rentals, and the sweet satisfaction of pins toppling and celebratory high-fives is timeless. Activities for all is found at Odyssey Fun Center, featuring bowling, games, volleyball, restaurant, and bar. Odyssey Fun Center has a colorful history, and we're always innovating. To continue learning about us, please interact with the tabs below to see how Odyssey Fun Center has transformed from entrepreneurial dreams into Sheboygan's premiere party place.
Our Purpose: We are outstanding fun people, helping families connect, have fun and be better together
Owner of Odyssey Fun Center
My passion is to help others, whether it be within my businesses or personal life. Knowing that I can make a positive difference in someone's life each and every day motivates me. It's what gets me up and going in the morning. Odyssey Fun Center has become an extension of my personal beliefs and motivation. I believe that loving and caring families are what make communities strong.
Odyssey Fun Center provides a great, caring, and fun experience for our guests so that when they leave, they feel better for including us in their lives. Our guests will see a genuine, safe, and caring environment for them to really relax and enjoy themselves. Our staff is committed to ensuring our guests connect and have fun. We have a strong, caring, and helping culture, and we welcome you to our fun center!
Odyssey Fun Center was built in 1985. That same year, owner David Bardon started his own company… but it wasn’t Odyssey Fun Center! Thanks to a passion for science and data-driven mind, he pursued a master’s degree in environment science, which led to work at Kohler and starting E&K Hazardous Waste Services, which later merged with other companies, leading to a multi million-dollar business.
But bowling was always calling. David’s dad built Anchor Lanes in 1975, and David himself bought it in 1993. JBs’ Entertainment Center, Odyssey Fun Center, Super Bowl, and Olympic Lanes (now JB’s on 41) quickly followed suit. Bardon Bowling Centers are found throughout WI. Bardon lives near Odyssey Fun Center, and he’s been known to help on busy nights, stop in for a cold one, and even bowl a few rounds! Make sure to say, "hi!"
The Odyssey Bar & Grill hosts entertainment options for all ages, from digital jukebox hits to Saturday comedy nights, there's something for everyone in this modern lounge. We can only imagine what music played in the 80s when the building was first constructed. Or what kind of food and drinks were served. If you or someone you know were a guest then, we'd love to know your experiences! Visit in person or kindly share with "Odyssey History" in the subject line to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You won't find typical bar food at Odyssey. This is Wisconsin, so we know our cheese. Curds are made with real Wisconsin cheese, people crave our stone pizzas with signature flavor combos, and shareable nachos and pretzels are just a couple examples of our favorite options. From burgers to bar bites, come hungry because we believe our fun mission extends to food, too! We're dedicated to ensuring each meal is made with care. Beer, wine, and specialty cocktails are also served daily. At Odyssey, guests can dine and drink with or without bowling.
Since the beginning, league bowlers flock to the center, along with athletes, politicians, and partygoers. We've become a community fixture, facilitating outings and financially contributing to many local organizations. Companies, churches, and schools have all experienced bowling at Odyssey Fun Center.
But we know a new era of bowling has begun. New generations of bowlers come for Kids Bowl Free, at a field trip, or even join a league. Owner David Bardon helped create Bowling 2.0, a free 4-week curriculum that introduces new folks to bowling. Families join the fun with Weekly to Do Daily Deals. Our passion for all things bowling remains. Whether your score features more gutter balls or strikes, you play every week or stopped in for a party, or you prefer dining to bowling, all are welcome. Odyssey Fun Center is a place for people of all ages and abilities, and we’re glad you’re here. After all, fun is our business.