Carl Richards Bowl East is the nicest bowling alley in Joplin, of the 2 that is!
The are located on north Rangeline Rd. They have a large number of lanes, but if you're there on a league night, you still may be in trouble. The place is smokey, but clean. They also have pool and snooker tables along with a few arcade games.
All lanes are computer scored so that is one less thing to deal with if you are not sure how to keep score.