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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

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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Candle pin bowling - Fun!

Fantastic place for first time candlepin bowling with family and friends. Small historic place with great drinks, friendly staff and customers. All around great time and throwback... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Freehold NJ
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Freehold NJ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic place for first time candlepin bowling with family and friends. Small historic place with great drinks, friendly staff and customers. All around great time and throwback to a simpler time. Can't wait to go back.

Thank Mackemart
Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

Love the bowling alley, the father/son owners are delightful, the drinks are cheap and strong, the bowling is a hoot and the live music nights are legendary. I've brought my 5 year old niece here for a fun game of bowling on a rainy day and had adult birthday gathering as well, good times had by all.

Thank HappyEscapist
Greenfield, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2016 via mobile

Had a great time candle pin bowling for an hour with a group of four. We called ahead of time to see if there were lanes open just in case because this spot can be very popular. This is a one of a kind experience. You get to bowl in a bowling alley that has been in existence for over... More 

Thank Michie1291
Brattleboro, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

Down an alley to the alley! We just spent 2 hours bowling - eight of us ranging in age from 10-71. It was the best family fun! There are only 8 lanes. It's like stepping back in time. The staff is friendly. It's clean. No smoking. Soda, snacks, and good draft beer on tap. We were able to reserve the... More 

Thank skyqueenvt
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260 reviews
141 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

Tucked into an alley of the old mill village of Shelburne Falls -- now converted to artisan and foodie coops and, galleries and 2nd hand book shops as well as restaurants and the incredible Salmon Falls Gallery -- is this hierloom of old timey fun. Candlestick bowling pins and a really old timey alley. OH what an unexpected pure giggle.... More 

Thank eitravel76
Albany, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

We stopped in for some bowling on a Saturday afternoon around 2 and had the place to ourselves. The owner was SO friendly and accommodating. My kids had never bowled before and I wasn't sure if they would like it. THEY LOVED IT. It's candlepin or candlestick bowling and the little balls were perfect for them!! The place started filling... More 

Thank abstravel49
Northampton, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

Have a drink at a cute little bar with local and friendly people while you wait for a lane. Or bowl first and then have a drink-- this place is a classic. Original wood ball returns in this 100 year old candlepin classic alley make it a great place to make memories! Do stop in and check it out. Very... More 

Thank Localgirl0330
Delray Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015 via mobile

Wow , while walking through town we spotted the nicely painted up building and it was a bowling alley like my dad use to own so of course we had to go in ! Candle pin bowling with little balls and a bar! Friendly guys in charge and the lanes were as shiny as possible. Bowling always fun for all... More 

Thank cheryl b
Pittsford, New York
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 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!

Thank DMistark
McKinney, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 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.

Thank Cathy W

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