Miller's Recreation, Inc
Miller's Lanes is an eight lane bowling center, restaurant and bar in the heart of Laurium.
In 1945 William and Margaret Miller purchased the old Super Quality Foods warehouse on Hecla Street in Laurium. When Miller's Recreation originally opened it housed a sandwich shop, tavern and six lanes of bowling. At that time the lanes used manual pinsetters, a man who would clear and set the pins after each frame. Each pinsetter earned ten cents per game. Due to customer desire Miller's expanded in 1956. At this time two more lanes and a concourse area were added. The sandwich shop was turned into a bar and the kitchen was relocated. New automatic Brunswick pinsetters were added, allowing the center to own and operate the first automatic pinsetters in the area. On any given night one could enter to see 40 or more people bowling, drinking and enjoying life. Hundreds if not thousands of people have bowled at Miller's at some point in their lives. Even celebrities like Frank Yankovic stopped in to enjoy Marge's cooking after his polka tours. Music and dancing would erupt at the bar. Miller's is a part of the local history. Three generations of families have spent their free time enjoying themselves at this establishment. And, three generations of the Miller family have set pins, maintained machines, bartended, coached, waited tables. Come in and enjoy our eight lanes of bowling, food, drink, and games.