Pizzeria located in one of the historic building in downtown. Large facility. Dimly lit. Pizza is very tasty and prepared fresh when you order you can even watch them make it. Dining area in the front and a full bar in the back of the building with a juke box. Older, but clean. Employees are all long time West Branch residents. Offer a few sandwiches (hot and cold) as well. Take out also available.
Great historical museum and park. Birthplace of President Hoover. Many of the old buildings which were present during Hoovers life in West Branch are still present. Demonstrations such as the blacksmith. Staff dress for the period (long dresses). HUGE museum filled with artifacts from Hoover and the depression era. Excellent tours. Gravesite for Hoover and his wife Lou Henry Hoover (founder of Girl Scouts!).
This is a full service award and trophy shop. They will custom design your trophy for you or you can create your own design. All engraving and assembling of awards is done right in the shop. HUGE selection of trophy toppers and pillar designs available. Plastic, metal, wood, and marble trophies. Can do jobs large and small or even one-of-a-kind. Very quick turnaround time and very affordable. Own parking lot in front of the store.
Large new scrapbook supply store. Located in a newly built beautiful brick building with many other businesses. Parking right outside the door and more in the rear. Large selection of papers and various supplies needed to create the perfect scrapbook or card (for those who are into card making). Have a nice selection of rubber stamps as well. Very well lit and clean. Easy to find things and very well organized. Helpful staff who love to scrap too.
Quaint little specialty shop. Caters to candle makers and those who do beading. Shop is small and a bit crowded but very comfortable atmosphere. Nice selection of candle fragrances and coloring dyes. Can purchase small quantities or large offer discounts for large quantity orders. Also sells soy wax chips. Small bead selection, but all nice quality. Small table so you can do your beading project right there in the store. On street parking.
Quaint little hair salon in historic downtown West Branch. One stylist (also the owner). Nice little shop. Very talented and reasonably priced. She will gladly work around your schedule and even stay for evenings to accommodate your schedule. Can make an appointment with short notice with no troubles. Parking in front of building. Very clean and organized.
Awesome bead store located in a nice strip mall. Large store with lots of room. Huge selection of beads all carefully laid out by color. You can buy by the bead or by the strand. Nice selection of sterling silver findings as well. Lots of samples on display in the store and a table to work at to create your beaded design right there in the store. Fun staff who also love to bead. Parking right outside the door.
If you are a chocolate lover, then this is a stop you must make if you are passing anywhere near the Amana Colonies. There is limited parking just outside their building. They have a great selection of fresh fudge to choose from. My personal favorite is the Turtle Fudge and the Peanut Butter Fudge.
When I absolutely have to purchase film for a camera, Linn Photo does have a good selection. I do prefer to use the photo processing that they have. Their prices are competitive to local discount stores when you take the paper and quality in consideration. This location has free parking just outside their doors.
This is a unique art store. I noticed that they have several pieces along the main drag of Marion. My favorite is the funky man playing a saxophone with ivy growing out of the bell of the horn. There are several different types of art inside the gallery. It is definitely a place that is fun to stop by and check out the different media of art.