I've used this company SEVERAL times and always had EXCELLENT service. You have to drive just outside the city limits BUT prices are right in line with other tire dealers and they have you back out on the street again within 15-20 minutes tops (and that's with having all 4 tires replaced). You don't have to call ahead and schedule an appointment. They carry Cooper brand tires.
PROS: Fast, friendly
CONS: Business is on outskirts of town (a little out of the way)
Discount Merchandise is the perfect place for someone looking for a great deal on slightly irregular or returned merchandise. They've got everything from furniture (beds, mattresses, couches, tables, chairs) to camping gear to miscellaneous items (linens, paper shredders, toys, some clothes). If you're very meticulous and examine the products thoroughly you can find some great bargains (like a TV stand in real wood, very ornate, for $50!) Inventory constantly changes so you need to check back often for the best deals (before someone else gets them).
This is a great place to stop if you need some framed prints or gift ideas. They've got "themed gifts" such as duck hunting, the little chefs in red and white aprons, etc. They also have tons of cool candles and can custom frame anything you bring in. The parking is kind of crowded (parallel parking), but well worth it!
This is a true family owned Bible bookstore where they can answer any question you may have on religious themed materials. If they don't have it, they can get it. While browsing the store, chat with the owners and they'll give you personalized advice and reccomendations.
This is one of those "old time feel" gas stations where you can not only get a tank of gas and some snacks/refreshments but if you're really hungry you can get something hot to eat and sit down and watch the traffic go by. I've been there before with car troubles and had 2 different people volunteer to help me get it started again.
Free tours of a winery? Sounds pretty good until you realize that there is very little to tour here. You watch a short movie on the beginings of the winery, go into another room to hear how the caps are put on the bottles and then are invited to a tasting. The tasting does let you decide what you might like between all of the choices but the wines are more expensive here than in local grocery stores (same brand, same size, etc.). Staff seems very "short" on attitude and service.
I was kind of leery about making this into a family vacation, but boy was I surprised! This place is like stepping back 100 years (or more) into the past but with modern attractions/rides to amuse the kids. The stores here have wonderful old style products that you won't find anywhere else outside of granny's kitchen. There are also tons of craftsmen to watch as they practice their trade (blacksmithing, glass blowing, etc.). Admission prices are kind of steep, but you can sometimes find discounts on 12 packs of coke for Buy 1 day, Get 1 day free.
I've been using this business for the past few years and could not be happier! He can pretty much guess what is wrong without hooking your vehicle up to a computer and his prices are VERY reasonable compared to the dealers.
This is one store where your kids can browse through ANY of the books without finding one iota or smut or garbage. While many of the titles are very old fashioned, it takes you back to a gentler day where families were your safety net, whole and intact. You WON'T find New York Times bestsellers here but you will find morally upstanding books.
I love my pets and going here for their supplies or just to browse is wonderful! While the store is small, their attention to their customers and animals is superb! They do NOT carry cats or dogs but they have a bulletin board up if you're looking to buy or sell. They do carry fish, sometimes small reptiles and birds.
PROS: Convenient location and hours