So, I had heard that Denham Springs, a town a few minutes down the highway from Baton Rouge, had a cute old-time downtown area. When my road trip partner Leah was still down here, we decided to check it out. First and most importantly, we found this:
An abandoned bowling alley! Awesome! Two great seedy tastes that taste all-American creepy together.
I have to admit to really nerding out on being able to see into an empty bowling alley. It's kind of like all my lifelong Stephen-King-reading, zombie-movie-loving fantasies come true. Once again, if only, if only if only, we could have gone inside. Still--being able to see inside was a treat.
In the same week before we found this, my bf happened to meet some kid (in his early 20s) who used to work at this place, and from what he said, we figure it closed down about five years ago.
The many baked insect husks on this floor begged to claim otherwise, that it has been much longer since a bowling ball has rolled down the alleys at the Denham Springs Bowl N Putt, but what do they know.