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Crestwood Bowl
St. Louis, MO
Photo courtesy Don Gardner

Check out the Crestwood Bowl on Route 66 near St. Louis. This superb marquee also lights up at night.

 

UPDATE 01/11 : The Crestwood Bowl sign dates back to 1958. Unfortuntely, the neon was taken off the sign in 2009 however the sign remains lit with a spotlight. Many thanks to Chet Wilson for update. 01-11

 

 

Western Bowl
Cincinnati, OH
Photo courtesy Emily Steele

Here's an old vintage bowling marquee that still stands tall outside the Western Bowl in Cincinnati, OH.

 

 

Plaza Bowling
Celina OH
Photo courtesy Mark Hackett

An example of the eye-catching signage of ten-pin alleys, the Plaza Bowling Lanes near Celina, Ohio sports the traditional pin and ball icon on top of its sign. At one point in the not so distant past, bowling alleys were found in just about every town and neighborhood. Times pass by and many of these bowling spots have been overrun by standard strip malls and fast food joints.

 

 

Golden Pin Bowling
Cleveland OH
Photo courtesy Steve Felder

Although bowling alleys were a popular "hangout" in our not-so-distant past, many drop off the yellow pages each year. This ten pin alley in the Cleveland area, Golden Pin Bowling, has been closed for at least 3 years.

 

 

Rainbow Lanes
Warren, OH
Photo courtesy Steve Felder

If you travel the Warren route in Ohio very often, you must stop at the Rainbow Lanes for a couple throws. What's better than a 200 game? A photo of this sign.

 

Fountain Square Bowling
Indianapolis, IN
Photo courtesy Emily Steele

Check out this bowling alley in Fountain Square of Indianapolis. This bowling pad is part of the historic Fountain Square located one and a half miles from downtown Indianapolis.

 

 

Colonial Lanes
Canton, OH
Photo courtesy Mark Hackett

Out in Canton, OH is the Colonial Lanes bowling alley. In the classic bowling alley marquee mode, two diamonds advertise the snack bar and lounge below the "bowl" letters.

 

 

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