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“Old time flavor and fun”
Review of Needham Bowlaway

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Needham Bowlaway
Ranked #1 of 6 Fun & Games in Needham
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Owner description: Boston's Oldest Bowling Alley! The Needham Bowlaway features Candlepin Bowling, True New England Bowling. Candlepin Bowling is only found in New England and the Canadian Maritimes. A unique Boston experience you just can't miss! The Needham Bowlaway prides itself as being a family friendly bowling center, all ages are welcome!
Boston MA
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582 reviews
200 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
“Old time flavor and fun”
Reviewed 8 March 2014

Remember bowling of your youth? You can find it here with balls you can grasp on to. Kids love it - cages on alleys keep the balls in the lane. Great family fun. A bit dark. Friendly staff.

Visited February 2014
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Wellesley
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25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great kids bowling alley”
Reviewed 29 December 2013

Bowling is what it is and places like King's where you get speed of throw and suggestions for shots etc are certainly more high end but are way more expensive and much further away. For us in the Needham/Wellesley Hills area this place is great - our kids ask to go in every time we drive past. It is simple but especially for kids its great.

Visited July 2013
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3 Thank tuumest
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Boston, Massachusetts
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32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Nice Bowling Alley”
Reviewed 28 December 2013

The only bowling alley in the area happens to be a great one, although it's a little old/run down. It's candlepin bowling and makes for a fun time no matter what time of day/year. They close early sometimes so be sure to check their facebook page to make sure that they're open. I've made the mistake a couple times.

Visited August 2013
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2 Thank nlazar33
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Needham, Massachusetts, United States
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36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Decent”
Reviewed 25 January 2013

I know that candlepin bowling is a dying business but it would be nice to fix up the place a little bit.

Visited February 2012
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Thank Craig M
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Newton, Massachusetts
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238 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Fun for the family”
Reviewed 24 January 2013

Not a fancy bowling alley, by any means, but it was a great place to take the kids. Small and quiet. Be prepared for Candlepin bowling though, not 10 pin.

Visited August 2012
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1 Thank Freya H
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