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We hope you’re enjoying “Name that Flyover City.”
First, let’s review the questions:
- The oldest commercial bowling alley in the U.S. is located in this city.
- The Anheuser Busch company has called this city its home since 1852.
- This city boasts its very own castle.
And, now, the answers:
- Detroit, MI–The Garden Bowl alley was build in 1913, and is on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. The 16-lane alley, complete with original Brunswick machines and neon lights, is now owned by Joe Zainea, whose father bought it in 1946. No idea when the goofy shoes were invented.
- St. Louis, MO–Anheuser Busch’s signature Clydesdales are housed at Grants Farm, a local tourist attraction.
- Lexington, KY—The Kentucky Castle, originally called the Martin Castle, was built in the 1960’s by Rex and Caroline Martin, who divorced before its completion. Today it acts as an inn and special event venue. You can get extra privacy by renting one of the room in the castle wall’s turrets. Disappointingly, there is no moat.
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