As you turn onto the drive at St Francis you feel a sense of peace. There is something so special about this quiet gentle place in this busy world.
The chapel is the old fashioned kind with a beautiful carved wooden altar.
The grounds are beautifully kept and are the perfect place to stop and rest your spirit.
PROS: A Place of Peace
Adrians Custard is probably our favorite of the many custards we have tried.
Its so rich and creamy.
They offer flavor of the day and I think we have tried them all. The sundaes and other ice cream treats are also very good.
They offer limited food choices.
PROS: Best Custard Anywhere
CONS: Not close enough to home
The Bear Den in Waterford is a very nicely run petting zoo and wildlife park. The animals appear to be well taken care of and everything is clean and neat.
In October they celebrate Haloween with a haunted hayride and special activitys.
It was a bit higher priced then I expected but it was worth the money.
PROS: Nice country outing.
CONS: bit pricey if your on a budget
Unlike the other reviewers I do not like The DOMES. I like flowers and I admit they have some nice displays but its kind of boring.
Its gotten shabby and that detracts from its appeal even more.
I also think the admission is high for what it is.
PROS: Plants you don't often see
CONS: Shabby and high admission
End Of The Trail Chocolates really is just about the best candy I have ever eaten. Its rich and its creamy and its so good.
Its a small town family store that delivers quality.
PROS: Excellant product!
Anna's is a charming little shop with a very talented stylist. She listens to your thoughts and ideas and offer suggestions without being pushy. She is willing to work with you so you get the best result.
Her prices are pretty much in line with others.
PROS: Very nice shop.
If your a fan of the Reinman Publishing this store is a must see. Right at the door you are welcomed by a friendly greeter who will gladly answer any questions you may have.Just around the corner you can see one of the test kitchens and even purchase a freshly baked cookie.
Downstairs is the outlet store offering items from the catalog. Kitchen items, clothing, cookbooks and many gift items. There's often a clearance table with a bargain or two.
This is a neat store but I think everything is very expensive.
PROS: country themed merchandise.
CONS: Everything is kind of expensive
This huge pet supply store has just about anything you can think of for your favorite pet. If you don't have a pet you can even get one here.
I especially appreciate the pet supplies, so many choices and something for any
The staff has been very helpful suggesting products
such as types of bath items for my dog and odor removal products for a naughty cat. I appreciate that in business.
PROS: Anything your pet could want or need.
We have had prints framed at this location twice in the past year. Both times we received very good advice and suggestions. We stated we were working with a limited budget and he helped us find something that not only looked good but that didn't break the bank. We were very satisfied.
This store also sell's famed prints.
PROS: The staff knows what they are doing.
We just love it.
The historically accurate buildings are not re- creations, they are actual buildings
moved here from
locations in Wisconsin. They are furnished as they would have been back in their day.
Knowlegeable costumed guides
welcome you to their homes or business just as though they were the original owners. They are often busy with tasks of daily living, cooking, spinning, caring for the animals or the farms.
It's interesting to see and hear how things were done in the old days.
There are many special events througout the season that runs from May-Oct with seasonal events for the holidays.
There is a gift shop and a wonderful restaurant with the very best cookies in the world.
PROS: This is how grandma and grandpa used to live.
CONS: It can be expensive but worth it.