Heritage Museums & Gardens is an awesome place to visit. There is something for everyone. They have beautiful gardens to walk through, an art museum, an exhibit about the Cape Cod baseball league, an American history museum, and there is a great carousel that kids love. Kids also love the trolley that you can take from attraction to attraction. They have programs for kids almost weekly and the people who work there are glad to talk to you about the museum. We love to go here for the day and just walk around. This is a must see.
PROS: great attractions, beautiful, great for kids
I love to shop at the Childrens Gallery Consignment Shop. They have great used clothes for kids. The clothes are like new and some of them even still have the tags on them. The prices are awesome. They also have some strollers, playpens, etc. The woman who runs the store is friendly and will help you find great buys. I always go here before I step into a retail store.
PROS: Great prices, good quality clothes for kids
I have thick bushy hair and I have never been able to get a good hairstyle. I went to Rumors and got an awesome cut. The woman I had explained my hair to me and what styes would work best. I picked something out and now I look like a movie star! My hair lays down flat and looks so stylish. It was much less expensive than some hairstylists I have tried with horrible results.
PROS: Awesome hair cut, friendly staff, they know hair
The Green Briar Nature Center & Jam Kitchen is a small nature center that has beautiful nature trails, We love to walk the nature trails and see the small animals that live in the woods. They also have nature programs for kids throughout the year. My kids favorite program is the pond one they do. The kids scoop up pond water and learn about the creatures that they have found. They also have small animal exhibits and a jam kitchen. They give jam making classes almost every week. It's a great place for the family to learn and explore.
PROS: Educational and fun, great programs for kids, beautiful walking trails
The Cape Cod Potato Chip Factory has a tour you can take to see how chips are made. You walk down a hallway and look inside huge glass windows to see the whole process from the potatoes getting washed to the bagged chips being put in boxes. There are signs on the wall telling you what is being done. This tour is fun for all ages and it only takes about 15 minutes to do the whole tour. The best part is it's free! At the end there are samples you can try and you can take two small bags home. My kids have asked to go back several times.
PROS: Fun and informative, not long and drawn out, free
CONS: It can be crowded in the hall if it's busy.
Adventure Isle has a huge selection of activities for kids. They have a roller skating rink where they play music and music videos for kids while they skate. They also have lazar tag, bumper cars, bumper boats, go-carts, mini golf and a large slide. They also have an arcade and some fo the games are free! There is a snack bar and they offer birthday parties. You can pay as you go or purchase a bracelet for $16.95. Everything is included all day with the bracelet. My kids and their friends love this place.
PROS: Fun place for kids, reasonable
CONS: Could use a coat of paint
If you need any type of health food products the Common Sense is the place for you! They have everything from food, to herbal supplements, vitamins, grains that are sold in bulk, herbal teas, and anything else you can think of. I went there the first time looking for Omega-3 and the staff helped me pick out the right one for me. I knew nothing about picking an Omega-3 product but one of the staff took a lot of time explaining the difference between products. I also love to go there and pick up new healthy snacks for my kids and pick up new foods to try.
PROS: Helpful staff, great selection
Titcombs Book Shop is a great book store that many people overlook. They have some antique books as well as children's books and adult books. The staff is friendly and are always happy to recommend a book. They have great activities for kids from time to time. I brought my kids to a Harry Potter party they had and it was very well done and the kids had fun. This is a great place to browse books when you have some extra time.
PROS: Friendly staff, wide selection, cozy atmosphere
I went to Sandwich Auto Parts to get an oil filter for my car. I gave them all the info about my car and they got an oil filter that was supposed to fit my car. I put it on but after driving a few miles it popped off and all of the oil shot out and hit the inside of the hood of my car. I brought it back and was told it was the wrong filter for my car. They were short with me and never even said sorry. I won't be going back here again.
PROS: Lower prices than some local auto pars stores
CONS: Gave wrong part, not very friendly
Sandwich Pet Supplies is a small pet supply store. Their prices are great and their selection is good for a small store. The staff really loves animals and they are very helpful. They helped me pick out the right kind of dog food for my mother's dog. They will take all the time in the world to answer your questions and help you make a good selection. I won't go to large pet supply stores anymore!
PROS: not expensive, helpful, friendly
CONS: It is behind other buildings and can be hard to find the first time.