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Address: 382 US Rt 1, Scarborough, ME
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Thoroughly Enjoyed Ourselves

We are a family who enjoys bowling (not frequent, but we do like it) and after almost a year in the area, made it to Big 20. It's candlepin bowling (smaller balls, three balls per... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 10, 2015
acchapp
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Bar Mills, Maine
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Bar Mills, Maine
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65 reviews 65 reviews
19 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We are a family who enjoys bowling (not frequent, but we do like it) and after almost a year in the area, made it to Big 20. It's candlepin bowling (smaller balls, three balls per frame, pins are thinner). Harder than ten pin, but so much fun! My three-year old really liked that he could handle the balls with no... More 

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Portland, Maine
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78 attraction reviews
293 helpful votes 293 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Have been several times with the entire family and also with my charges as a nanny. Always a terrific time...lots if laughter and best if all...wonderful exercise, without feeling like you are working out. My family goes often as we have a competition in play for the last 3 years. Of course, my sons want to keep going as me... More 

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Concord, New Hampshire
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Balls and lanes were in good condition. Well lit. I liked the seating arrangement - 6 seats for your group plus a row with a table behind it where you can put your food and drink. Had the combo plate of popcorn chicken, mozzarella sticks, fries, onion rings. Couldn't finish it all between 2 people but it was good. Not... More 

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Houston, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

We absolutely loved the fun we had at this place trying to learn how to candlestick bowl. Coming from Houston we had never experienced this form of bowling. Big 20 has a great atmosphere and great service. We plan to go again while we are here and give the food a try along with trying to knock down all 10... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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102 reviews 102 reviews
47 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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121 reviews 121 reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 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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46 reviews 46 reviews
13 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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