Wisconsin Vintage Alleys Tour
Saturday, October 26, 2019
We have confirmed the following BCAW member centers for the next tour based out of La Crosse (Pla-Mor Lanes):
* The Neighbors Lounge & Lanes (4 lanes) Cochrane
* Fountain City Hall (2 lanes – manual pinsetters!) Fountain City
* Riverview Lanes (6 lanes) Arcadia

Tour price of $119 includes bowling at all three alleys, chauffeured motor coach transportation, lunch, soft drinks & snacks, games & raffles for cash and prizes.

When we return back to La Crosse,  we are planning a small (optional) social event at Pla-Mor Lanes.  For your convenience, we have secured a small block of rooms at the Courtyard by Marriott.  Please note fall in the La Crosse area is a very high demand time.

Courtyard by Marriott – La Crosse Downtown/Mississippi Riverfront
500 Front Street S; La Crosse, WI  54601
Group room rate (space available, through 10/15) is $137 (+tax) Friday and/or Saturday night
These rooms are normally $219-$269 for our weekend
Be sure to ask for the “Vintage Alleys Tour” rate
Free parking onsite

Longing for ‘good ol’ days’ of bowling?  Do you wish for wooden lanes, human pinsetters,  scorekeeping with a pencil?  Or do you just love bowling history?  Wisconsin has a proud heritage of bowling.  Take a break from all the modern gadgets and gizmos, and come explore & bowl in some of bowling’s historic landmarks.

BCAW hosted the first ever tour of vintage bowling alleys on October 31, 2017.  The event was a big success in terms of providing opportunities for four of our members to showcase their business.  All were excited with the concept and welcomed our group during our stop to bowl as part of the scheduled 11 hour journey through Jefferson & Dodge counties.  The stops included Strikes, Spares & Spirits in Iron Ridge, Ley’s Bark River lanes in Sullivan, The Fort Atkinson Club and Cornerstone Palmyra Bowl in Palmyra.  

Then in 2018, we visited The Fort Atkinson Club, Black Earth Lanes, Scott’s Rio Lanes in Rio, Juneau Lanes, Bruce’s Bar & Bowl in Valders, Baugniet’s Badger Bowl in Mishicot and T & O Lanes in Oshkosh.  And earlier this year, we visited Mally’s Spare Time, Algoma Pizza Bowl, Sister Bay Bowl and Cherry Lanes & Arcade.  Check out photos from the tours.

Our first tour created quite the buzz.  Check out some of the media coverage from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel as well as front page coverage in the Sunday (11/5/17) Wisconsin State Journal and La Crosse Tribune to include their online versions.

Links to media/news articles:
WPR Interview: Celebrating the Roots of Vintage Alleys in Wisconsin
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Wisconsin State Journal
La Crosse Tribune



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