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Address: 382 US Route 1, Scarborough, ME 04074-9772
09:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 20:00
Mon - Tue 09:00 - 22:00
Wed 13:00 - 22:00
Thu - Sat 09:00 - 22:00

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Still GREAT Family Fun

We go here often...in fact, we have an ongoing family competition. Lots of fun, lots of laughter, and lots of great exercise for all. Staff are all great...you can bring your own... read more

Reviewed 19 September 2016
Portland, Maine
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Portland, Maine
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800 reviews
167 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 504 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

We go here often...in fact, we have an ongoing family competition. Lots of fun, lots of laughter, and lots of great exercise for all. Staff are all great...you can bring your own bowling shoes, but most rent them here. Nice activity for kids...and adults of all ages. So ni e to have candlepin bowling nearby...hard to find nowadays. Clean restrooms,... More 

Thank BeeMelissa
Nazareth, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

Enjoying time in Maine with family and we are candlepin bowling! What a great time and a unique take on bowling. Straight pins, 3 balls with no holes, and no clearing pins between shots! The kids and the adults are having great fun! Bring the family!

Thank DLFamily216
Orange Park, Florida
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51 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 June 2016

We love Candlepin bowling and do not have it down south where we live. We play anytime we are on vacation in area where it is available. We walked in without realizing that it was closing in 20 minutes. We told the guy we were from out of town and he let us play one game...which was enough to make... More 

Thank tlburch51
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 July 2015 via mobile

Enjoyed my time with my daughter here. Great place and very clean. The man at the counter tonight however could of been a little more nicer. We walked in at 845 and lights were off. I asked if they were still open and he replied with sarcasm saying yes. Then he gave us a poor attitude about the shoes not... More 

1 Thank mandi200
Bar Mills, Maine
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103 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 May 2015 via mobile

We are a family who enjoys bowling (not frequent, but we do like it) and after almost a year in the area, made it to Big 20. It's candlepin bowling (smaller balls, three balls per frame, pins are thinner). Harder than ten pin, but so much fun! My three-year old really liked that he could handle the balls with no... More 

Thank acchapp
Portland, Maine
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800 reviews
167 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 504 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2014 via mobile

Have been several times with the entire family and also with my charges as a nanny. Always a terrific time...lots if laughter and best if all...wonderful exercise, without feeling like you are working out. My family goes often as we have a competition in play for the last 3 years. Of course, my sons want to keep going as me... More 

Thank BeeMelissa
Concord, New Hampshire
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17 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2014

Balls and lanes were in good condition. Well lit. I liked the seating arrangement - 6 seats for your group plus a row with a table behind it where you can put your food and drink. Had the combo plate of popcorn chicken, mozzarella sticks, fries, onion rings. Couldn't finish it all between 2 people but it was good. Not... More 

Thank Ellen P
Houston, Texas
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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 25 September 2014

We absolutely loved the fun we had at this place trying to learn how to candlestick bowl. Coming from Houston we had never experienced this form of bowling. Big 20 has a great atmosphere and great service. We plan to go again while we are here and give the food a try along with trying to knock down all 10... More 

Thank Adrian J
Charlotte, North Carolina
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235 reviews
142 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2014

Bowling (in general) probably isn't as big as it once was - which is why it's great to try candlepin bowling. The balls are smaller, the pins are smaller, everything is smaller. Even the crowds - at least when we were there. We were actually the only people in the place. In fact, finding an employee to help us get... More 

Thank jayseae
Scarborough, Maine
2 reviews
Reviewed 25 June 2014

Great staff, friendly people and wonderful fun for the whole family! Rainy days are the best in summer

Thank Frauspitz

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