My children and I always enjoy a visit to the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art. It is easy to find located across the street from Green Square Park in downtown Cedar Rapids and I am always able to find a convenient parking place. The recent exhibit on Roman art and culture was very interesting and the audio tape tour was an added bonus. We also enjoy seeing the works of local artists such as Marvin Cone. We cant wait to check out the new Grant Wood exhibit. Its a fun and educational way to spend an afternoon.
Even though you have to get on their calendar months in advance, Jenkins and Goforth carpet cleaners are worth the wait. Their pricing overall was comparable to other carpet cleaners in the area. They had excellent customer service, and when I requested to get in earlier should they have a cancellation, they actually called me and got me on their calendar several weeks ahead of schedule. When the job was done my carpets looked great, continue to look great even though we had them cleaned almost 9 months ago.
Swehla Construction and Roofing recently replaced our roof. Overall, I would say that Im pleased with the result. Some of the roofing companies just dropped their estimates in our mail box, but the representative from Swehla made an appointment to go over the estimate with us and to answer our questions. He also provided us with shingle samples and the addresses of homes in the area that had the shingle colors we were considering. The work was completed in one day as promised. The yard was picked up after the job was finished, however, many of the flowers that I had planted close to the house were damaged, and after 3 months we are still finding roofing nails in our landscaping this might be a common thing, I dont know. I think that they could have been a bit more careful with how the shingles were thrown off of the roof during the tear off phase.
The staff at Lindale Dental Care is great. The hygienists are thorough in their work and always take the time to explain what they are doing, and what we can do to improve our oral health. In fact, at our last visit the hygienist took the time to give my youngest son a tutorial in proper tooth brushing technique. One thing that I really like is that they are willing to schedule my children and me for concurrent appointments so that I only have to make one trip into their office rather than three. Although their new facility is very sleek, they have retained the same personal service we found at their older location.
My children and I have been patients with my doctor at Mercy Care Marion for over 13 years. The doctor with whom we work has always taken time to answer my questions, and the questions that my children have had over the years. Although there have been a number of changes in the nursing staff over the years, all of the nurses have been very caring and kind. I have also been impressed by the office staff and especially those in the billing area who worked with me over a period of several months to straighten out an issue with my insurer.
The Science Station continues to disappointment. It seems that every time we visit several of the exhibits are broken. I know that sometimes children are rough with the exhibits, but you would think that the Science Station would have figured that out by now and would have staff members walking around and stopping children from abusing the exhibits. My son did enjoy one of the few newer exhibits, the astronaut training chair. The ride that he took was worth the extra dollar we had to pay.
We are novices in the world of model railroading and have found the folks at Box Kar Hobbies to be a great help. They clearly love what they do and love sharing their hobby with others. My son recently purchased his first electric train, and they took the time to tell him about the different sizes of trains and types of track. They listened to his questions and helped him make a good choice.
I recommend a visit to Home Appliance if you are looking for a new stove, dishwasher or refrigerator. I have found their staff to be very knowledgeable, and helpful, but not pushy. They also can service the appliances that they sell, and our experience with their repair people has been very positive.
In a few years I would like to purchase a new piano. I went into West Music just to gather some information and I was really impressed with their staff. I made it clear that I wouldnt be purchasing a piano for quite some time, but they took the time to give a tutorial so that I would know what to ask, and what I was looking at when the time came. I was really impressed that they were willing to invest a good amount of time into my inquiry when they knew that I wouldnt be purchasing a piano in the near future.
Campbell Steele Gallery in downtown Marion is a fun place to shop and to look at work done by a variety of local and regional artists. They have something for everyone pottery, jewelry, glass, and paintings. This is a great place to go if you are looking for something out of the ordinary.