Hit the coolest bowling spots in North America

Bowling is a perennial favorite activity for millions of people. From mega-alleys to historic mom-and-pop places, we've gathered up a list of the coolest alleys from coast to coast. It's time to lace up your rental shoes and roll some strikes.

Text by Greg Thilmont | Photo editing by Mike Hipple

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Feb 21, 2013 12:04AM
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What about Bird Bowl in Miami?  They have been in business for over 54 years. 
Feb 20, 2013 10:35PM
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lanes, trains, and automobiles in murfreesboro tn is pretty awesome. and so is pinstrikes in chattanooga tn.

 

Feb 20, 2013 9:30PM
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You guys are crazy for putting Sun Valley on this list.  This is not a bowling alley.  It is a place that the people don't keep it that good.  I have bowled in it.  You people put it on this list cause it is in Sun Valley. A tourist town.  The Wood River Valley is not that great anyway.   The Scenery is very nice but the people are stuck up snobs think they are better than you. Why do u think I got the hell out of that Valley.
Feb 20, 2013 8:48PM
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Milwaukee's Holler House, the nation's oldest bowling alley
Feb 20, 2013 8:46PM
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No mention of "The Brooklyn Bowl"? Restaurant, bowling and a great stage for live music! Located in Brooklyn, NY. What an excellent place!  www.brooklynbowl.com   
Feb 20, 2013 7:58PM
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No mention for the West Coast.   Sunset Lanes - Beaverton OR  Great clean house.  Good food and sprits  Owners Tom & John are owners and are great.  They have great employees also.
Feb 20, 2013 7:23PM
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Are these all ten pin houses?  I guess duckpins are a thing of the past.  So Sad.

 

Feb 20, 2013 7:13PM
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stop in at any luckystrike and see how amazing they look! food, drinks, bowling, and a very laid back environment! I was amazed by how state of the art they really are. i have been to 2 different ones and would go back again and again!!! ever by one stop in you and your family will enjoy the good times!!!
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are there any ready nice bowling centers????? clean good lanes,great drinks,and good food ,oh we are asking too much
Feb 20, 2013 6:11PM
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I didn't realize Detroit had this bowling alley.  Makes me want to pack up my bowling gear and head there, and let's see what else to take............shotgun, bullet proof vest, armored car.
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