Cris Carter helps kick off Eden Prairie Bowlero


Cris Carter (Steve Floyd/MSR News)
(Steve Floyd/MSR News)


Family entertainment and Vikings legend Cris Carter were the main attractions at the March 18 grand opening of Bowlero in Eden Prairie, one of three Minnesota locations, including Blaine and Lakeville. The state-of-the-art bowling alley includes HD TVs at the end of every lane, and an arcade that houses “the world’s largest” Pac-Man game, pool tables, laser tag arena and more.

Football enthusiasts clamored for a moment with the Hall of Fame receiver who played with the Vikings from 1990 to 2001. On hand to help promote the event, Carter showed off a bit of his bowling skills, posed for photos, and patiently signed posters and other memorabilia, even bringing along his daughter for the festivities.

Carter told the MSR that the verdict was still out on how well the Vikings fared in free agency: “We won’t know until the draft.” He said free agency never came up for him while he was with the Vikings, and he remained loyal to the organization because “I turned my life around up here.”

The menu was reasonably priced and included signature items like the five-pound cheeseburger called the Behemoth, a two-foot hot dog made Coney Island-style called the “Mega Mad Dog,” and a specialty drink called “Dunk Tank” which comes in a small fishbowl. It also featured avocado hummus, which was excellent. D.J Mike Wycoff supplied family-friendly music throughout the event. Visit for more information.


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