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Great family fun!

This is a small (8 lane) bowling alley and is extremely old, I think maybe 100 yers old? But it is... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2018
Aptos, California
Wonderful little bowling alley -- never knew it was there!

We were walking around Shelburne Falls, and spotted the Bowling Alley for the first time. we had a... read more

Reviewed 24 June 2018
Walter C
Boston, Massachusetts
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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...more
0 Memorial Drive, GPS: Use 43 Bridge Street, Shelburne Falls, Shelburne Falls, MA 01370
+1 413-625-6179
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Reviewed 9 July 2018

This is a small (8 lane) bowling alley and is extremely old, I think maybe 100 yers old? But it is in excellent condition. The people that work there are super nice and helpful. They do not charge by the game, but by the amount...More

Thank AnnaJohnWin
Reviewed 24 June 2018

We were walking around Shelburne Falls, and spotted the Bowling Alley for the first time. we had a few minutes before dinner, so we decided to play a frame. Candlepins with small balls is the name of the game here -- a New England specialty....More

Thank Walter C
Reviewed 16 January 2018

Cool, old fashioned over-100-year-old-alley overlooking the raging Deerfield River is super fun. This blast-from-the-past establishment supports locals and surprises visitors, and includes a fully stocked bar with several local spirits and beers, several on tap. Matt makes your time at the bowling alley feel like...More

Thank Ken B
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

We're not bowlers, but had the best experience ever...this is truly small town America at its best...friendly, fun and different....go outside of the norm and just enjoy

Thank georoz1
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

Looking forward to an evening of bowling with a couple of beers! Googled the bowling alley! Opening times: Monday through Thursday 2pm until 10pm! Great! Except when we arrived on Tuesday at 4pm, we were informed "closed Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday in the summer!" Nice to...More

Thank Lynn Y
Reviewed 24 July 2017

Experienced and novice candlepin bowlers will thoroughly enjoy visiting this 100+-year-old alley. Be prepared not to be barraged by electronic distractions and sharpen your math skills, since the location is devoid of video games and bowlers must keep their own score. This enhances the overall...More

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Reviewed 26 April 2017

Before the building burnt down on main street the real fun was walking up the Alie between two building to get there ...After a few games head on over too Bakers Pharmacy for a real treat. An old time Soda Fountain and get your self...More

Thank Darrell E
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

My sister had visited previously (we are Aussies) and had a ball playing candle pin bowls. My family and I were present during a tournament which was fun to watch. We also enjoyed a drink at the cosy bar, chatting to the bartender and other...More

Thank Rhonda F
Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Such a cool scene...candle pin bowling and a party! And right in the sweet little village of Shelburne Falls. Have a cocktail, listen to some fine music, whether from a live band or from the well-stocked jukebox! And get serious about your bowling...you'll be in...More

Thank LisaKClark
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Are you kidding me!! This small town has one of the best venues I've ever been to. Great service, great history, great drinks!!! Everybody was so friendly, the atmosphere was perfect! Local or passing through this is a great place to visit!

Thank Brandon O
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