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Big 20 Bowling Center

382 US Route 1, Scarborough, ME 04074-9772
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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... read more

Reviewed 19 September 2016
Portland, Maine
via mobile
Family fun!!

Enjoying time in Maine with family and we are candlepin bowling! What a great time and a unique... read more

Reviewed 17 August 2016
Nazareth, Pennsylvania
via mobile
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“lots of fun” (2 reviews)
“pins” (5 reviews)
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382 US Route 1, Scarborough, ME 04074-9772
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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...More

Thank BeeMelissa
Reviewed 17 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...More

Thank DLFamily216
Reviewed 8 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...More

Thank tlburch51
Reviewed 23 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...More

1  Thank mandi200
Reviewed 11 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...More

Thank acchapp
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...More

Thank BeeMelissa
Reviewed 22 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,...More

Thank Ellen P
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...More

Thank Adrian J
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...More

Thank jayseae
Reviewed 26 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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