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Big 20 Bowling Center

382 US Rt 1, Scarborough, ME
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Ranked #6 of 16 attractions in Scarborough
Type: Bowling Alleys
Most recent review
- Jul 10, 2014
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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87 reviews 87 reviews
34 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Bowling (in general) probably isn't as big as it once was - which is why it's great to try candlepin bowling. The balls are smaller, the pins are smaller, everything is smaller. Even the crowds - at least when we were there. We were actually the only people in the place. In fact, finding an employee to help us get... More

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Scarborough, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Great staff, friendly people and wonderful fun for the whole family! Rainy days are the best in summer

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

This place is great! It's a vintage bowling alley with a vintage feel, but still in great shape and tons of fun! We make it a point to visit every summer while on vacation to Higgins Beach.

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Milford, Massachusetts
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56 reviews 56 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

I like bowling here. I bowled in a TV roll off here about 10 years ago. It's one of the few places around that doesn't use a bunch of silicone or grease on the pindecks. One of the candlepin bowling alleys around where it's still candlepin bowling as it was meant to be.

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Garland
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40 reviews 40 reviews
13 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

A unique bowling experience that you don't get to have every day. Candlestick bowling and a different kind of keeping score. If you love bowling this is a must try. Staff was very helpful and friendly and the rules were posted on each score table to help you along..

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Scarborough, Maine
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

besides the few people smoking outside we had a great experience here. We went in and the man at the desk was very friendly and helped us get set up and made sure we understood everything. There was even a little place to get food. There was a league on one side and there were families with small kids on... More

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DownEast and Acadia Maine, Maine
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

Staff was pretty friendly, we had no problem getting a lane. The facility is a bit dated, but they have done a good job updating it with current technology for scorekeeping and events.

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Colchester, Connecticut, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2012

fun time had by all, it was a real crappy day rainy so what else was there to do with the family but to go bowling nice place.

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Maine, USA
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2012

Had my son's 8th birthday party here with his friends. Great service for us and lots of fun for him and his friends. We had a bumper lane which makes it more fun for the kids. We have also bowled here with family and would recommend it for any rainy day if you're in the area. Good inexpensive family fun.

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Portland, Maine
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185 reviews 185 reviews
29 attraction reviews
158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2011

Not much has changed here since it was built in the 1950s, but that's ok. If you're a New Englander who has never (horror of horrors) gone candlepin bowling or you're on vacation in the greater Portland area, I don't think you can consider your Maine experience complete without visiting the Big 20. Candlepin bowling requires a different set of... More

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