Defunct Massachusetts Lanes

Over the years, there have been many candlepin bowling lanes that have closed. Some were resurrected, but unfortunately, many weren’t. Only those that haven’t been resurrected are on this list – this is just the tip of the iceberg.

AMF Airway Lanes
1387 Liberty Street
Springfield, MA 01104
Years Active: ?-2012

Ball Square Bowling
662 Boston Ave
Medford, MA 02155
Years Active: 1967-2017

Big League Bowling
1834 Centre Street
West Roxbury, MA 02132
Years Active: 19??-2005

Bowl-O-Mat
100 River Street
Beverly, MA 01915
Years Active: 1954-2018



Candlepin Lanes
18 Broadway
Salem, MA 01970
Years Active: 1957-199?

Candlewood Lanes
35 Main Street
North Reading, MA 01864
Years Active: 1972-2016

Circle Bowl
325 Broadway
Lynnfield, MA 01940
Years Active: ?

Durfee Bowling Lanes
275 State Road
Westport, MA 02790
Years Active: 1981-?

Fairway
721 Worcester Road
Natick, MA 01760
Years Active: 1955-2011
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Ficco’s Bowladrome
300 East Central Street
Franklin, MA 02038
Years Active: 1936-2015

Hippodrome Bowling Alley “The Hipp”
121 Ashland Ave
Southbridge, MA 01550
Years Active: 1920-1988
Note: Please click this link for more history of this alley. This was not its original location.

Lanes & Games
195 Concord Turnpike
Cambridge, MA 02140
Years Active: 1942-2017 (Candlepin & Ten-Pin)



Lucky Strike Lanes
73 Buffum Street
Lynn, MA 01902
Years Active: 1937-2016

Maple Alleys
684 Crescent Street
Brockton, MA 02302
Year Active: ?

Metrowest Lanes
100 Mt. Wayne Avenue
Framingham, MA 01702
Years Active: ?

Monson Bowling Lanes
64 Main Street
Monson, MA 01057
Year Active: ?
Note: Was in process of being converted into Ten-Pin when owner passed away

Pilgrim Lanes
600 Primrose Street
Haverhill, MA 01830
Years Active: 1967-2016

Sammy White’s (Brighton Bowl)
1600 Soldier Field Road
Boston, MA 02135
Years Active: 1958(?)-1986.
Infamous quadruple murder occurred there in 1980.

Thunderbird Bowl
38 Southbridge Street
Auburn, MA 01501
Years Active: ?

Viking Recreation Center
607 Bedford Street (Route 18)
East Bridgewater, MA 02333
Years Active: 1990-2016

Wal-Lex Recreation Center
800 Lexington Street
Waltham, MA 02452
Years Active: 1947-2002

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