WARNING: Under no circumstances should you enter this property. By doing so you risk bodily harm and/or prosecution for trespassing on private property. 

Well, now, this is an interesting abandoned site...a permanently closed bowling alley, located somewhere in the “Michigan suburbs”. The videographer does not reveal the town – a wise choice – but it is indeed in Michigan.

The place is trashed, as is probably expected, but it still holds a weird fascination. Photos depict the empty, dusty alleys; automatic pin setters; the old ball returns; shoe rental stand; many pairs of bowling shoes left behind; hanging wires; a rug laden with green snakes; open machinery and a trashed back room.

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Looking at the wide shots of the deserted alleys, you can almost hear the echoes of rolling bowling balls and the crack against the pins. Did this place close against its will? Is home gaming partially to blame for people not going out to the alleys anymore? Bowling alleys were (and are) more than just throwing a ball at some innocent wooden pins...it was a place to meet and hang out with friends, have some comfort junk food, quaff a number of drinks, and just have a good time.

Many first dates took place at bowling alleys...it was a way to avoid uncomfortable “first-date” conversations...then it would actually give you something to talk about afterward. Even bachelor parties, baby showers, and wedding & graduation receptions have been held in bowling alleys.

It's difficult to fathom that someplace that is trashed could be so intriguing...but it is. Have a look for yourself in the photo gallery below. Then visit the closest open alley near you and bowl a few games.

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