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Go bowling at an undersea aquarium with sea turtles and stingrays!

The spot also boasts an island-themed bar.

Allie Early
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Allie Early

Looking for a fun day trip out of the city with kids? Look no further than this under-the-sea bowling adventure.

That's right, a great non-traditional kids' bowling opportunity is right under your nose! If your aspiring mermaids and mermen (or marine biologists) want to take a trip beneath the surface for a wild ride, here's your chance...and we can't believe we haven't been here before.

Photograph: Courtesy Bass Pro Shops

The kitschy undersea decor at Uncle Buck's Fish Bowl and Grill, a restaurant, bar and 12-lane bowling alley located in Bridgeport, CT, delivers loads of charm with themed lighting, backdrops, custom bowling balls that look like an octopus or mermaid and even wooden lanes with faux sea turtles, sharks, stingrays and other salt water critters—the perfect spot to visit for a quick weekend trip!

Bowl Mon–Fri 11am–5pm ($25/hour per lane), Sun–Thu after 5pm ($30/hr per lane) and Fri 5pm–Sunday until 5pm ($35/hr per lane). No more than eight people to a lane. Shoe rentals $3.25. Billiards is also available at this location.

Head to the grill for tasty American fare, or stop by the island-theme bar if the adults are in need of a cocktail or two. There, you'll find real tropical fish swimming in a 750-gallon saltwater aquarium.

See more photos below, and learn more about Uncle Buck's various locations here.

Photograph: Courtesy Bass Pro Shops

Photograph: Courtesy Bass Pro Shops

Uncle Buck's Fish Bowl and Grill is located at 1 Bass Pro Dr, Bridgeport, CT (203-362-4100,

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