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Shelburne Falls Bowling Alley

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Address: 0 Memorial Drive, GPS: Use 43 Bridge Street, Shelburne Falls, Shelburne Falls, MA 01370
Phone Number: 413-625-6179
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Description: Opened in 1906, the Shelburne Falls Bowling Alley is the second oldest...
Opened in 1906, the Shelburne Falls Bowling Alley is the second oldest bowling alley still in operation in North America. This eight lane candlepin bowling alley offers eight lanes of bowling and a full bar. It is accessible through a narrow alley off of Bridge Street in the village of Shelburne Falls.
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ALWAYS a great time!

My sisters and I have so much fun here! The staff is always friendly, it is a true gem! It is a very reasonable cost and a wonderful way to spend an afternoon!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Pittsford, New York
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Pittsford, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

My sisters and I have so much fun here! The staff is always friendly, it is a true gem! It is a very reasonable cost and a wonderful way to spend an afternoon!

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McKinney, Texas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 via mobile

Took a group of 14 to bowl in a very different and fun setting, Very helpful and friendly staff. Such fun trying oit a different way of bowling. Delightful hour.

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Aurora
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63 reviews 63 reviews
19 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 via mobile

This has to be one of the most retro experiences there is: candlepin bowling in a small alley with a few lanes hidden behind some stores in an old hill town in rural Massachusetts. Have a drink, bowl some frames, have a blast. Kids, adults, everyone will enjoy this. It does not get more wholesome than this. Great staff. Lesbian-friendly.

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Goshen, Massachusetts, United States
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

This candlepin bowling alley has retro written all over it... in a good way! We had a lot of fun here with another couple this past winter. We played cards and had a drink in the bar area while we waited for a lane. A very, very fun time. We will definitely go back.

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Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

One of the hidden gems of the village of Shelburne Falls! They have just a handful of lanes, but they are tidy and help you to feel you've stepped back in time. Good old fashioned fun in an environment to be described the same! And, if you park on Bridge Street (the main drag of the town), find your way... More 

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Western Massachusetts
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

We were here for a birthday party - which, by the way, they will rent out the whole place for a party - and it was a total blast! They have a great bar, awesome view of the falls, and 6 candlepin lanes that are about 100 years old. The two owners handled a rowdy crowd flawlessly, the drinks are... More 

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Northampton, Massachusetts, USA
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142 reviews 142 reviews
37 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Came here on a semi-gloomy early winter afternoon with 14 other women who are members of a Northampton-area recreation group, and we had a blast. The building has a cozy old feel, with historic photos on the walls. Great place to bring kids; I'm sure it's peaceful when 15 women aren't shouting and jumping up and down! The owners are... More 

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Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts
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35 reviews 35 reviews
23 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

was dating a man who in his profile mentioned jumping in puddles, climbing trees, or bowling if things were going really well. welp, things were going really well. had a fun time and would be a great place for a party or reunion for friends, co-workers....

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

I love visiting the bowling alley! I love the candle pins, owners are really friendly, and the small bar makes the bowling alley a great place to grab a drink and relax on the weekend. The bar doesn't interfere with families at all like the other review said.

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Shelburne Falls Massachusetts
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2012

small alley. 6 0r 8 lanes. dont care for the bar in a small place like that. I think that may be what keeps families from visiting the place.

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