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Route 66 Bowl

7813 W. Old Route 66, Joplin, MO
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The former Crown Lanes which later became the Route 66 Bowl stands in the little business district right on the stateline between Missouri and Kansas. As the Route 66 Bowl it only lasted a few years opening in 2013 and closing in 2017, by which time the building had been painted white. Under the next owners the lanes were torn out to make way for a wrestling / fitness training cenetr. As close as I can tell, the bowling alley seems to have been here since the late 1960s or early 1970s.

It is located at 7813 W. Old 66,next to the old Stateline Merchantile building.

Photo(s): 2013



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