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Big 20 Bowling Center

382 US Rt 1, Scarborough, ME
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Ranked #8 of 14 attractions in Scarborough
Type: Bowling Alleys
Most recent review
- Mar 14, 2014
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Garland
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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Portland, Maine
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
24 helpful votes 24 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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186 reviews 186 reviews
29 attraction reviews
150 helpful votes 150 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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Scarborough Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2010

The Big 20 bowling alley in Scarborough has 20 candlepin lanes all equipped with bumpers for the kids and has a fun filled time written all over it. Candlepin bowling is what most people call "The Little Balls." but is just as much fun as any time of bowling. As you walk in you can feel that 1960's feeling, as... More

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