The best thing about this dentist is that I?ve never spent more than five minutes sitting in the waiting room. They schedule well and are always prepared when you get there. The office is clean and the staff is personable. However, I have had some problems. One of my fillings fell out within two weeks of having it done, my chart was wrong on one occasion and they numbed the wrong side of my mouth, and the bookkeeper had some problems with my treatment bill and ended up having to calculate it three times?getting a different amount after each calculation. Although you do get to watch Friends while you are worked on, I?m considering going elsewhere for my next appointment.
Definitely check this place out if you are visiting from out of town. There are booths for practically every kind of meal imaginable, but the specialty is seafood. It's basically the only offering in the basement. All of the merchants are local, and it's a great way to support the city. The prices are much cheaper than eating at a sit-down restaurant, and there are lots of tables available. Kids and squeamish adults might find all the fish lying around to be a little gross.
Not very big, but good if you want to pick up a supplement or specialty food quick. They have frozen foods, cereals, sauces and some personal products, but at least half the store is devoted to supplements and vitamins. This is good if that's what you're looking for, but don't go here for your regular shopping trip. The staff is great. They greet you immediately when you come in the door and are happy to talk about their products or natural foods in general.
This small pet store sells supplies for dogs, cats, birds and small animals. Their selection is very limited. We decided to check it out because we got a coupon in the paper. We have a large dog and could find nothing appropriate for him. The staff is not very helpful either, as they had no suggestions and looked like they were waiting for us to go so they could leave. The prices were more expensive than PetSmart for identical products. The animals for sale looked sick and unhappy. I would not shop here again.
This is my favorite park in Bowie. It is huge! It has two large playgrounds, one of which is for children with disabilities. There are also ball fields, trails and of course the pond, with a path around it that is about a mile long and an island with a gazebo. There are several picnic areas with grills disbursed throughout, and an ampitheater for shows and events. There are also public restrooms in the park itself and at the nearby Bowie Ice Rink. There is always a walk or some other type of event going on. The park closes at dusk, and they will yell at you if you try to stay after hours.
This bookstore has a pretty average selection. They do not feature a lot of political books, unlike the name suggests. The store is relatively small, but it is very well organized and you can easily find what you're looking for. The children's section can be found in the basement. The best thing about it by far is that there are readings by local and national authors on an almost weekly basis in the back of the store almost on a weekly basis. Definitely check them out, and get there early.
This bookstore is cluttered and crowded, but they have the most eclectic collection of new books that I have found in the city. They feature a lot of local authors and hard to find arthouse books, as well as the fiction and literature favorites. Books are spread out on tables in the middle of the store and also on shelves lining the walls, and even overflow in the windowsills. A quick glance through and you will find something intriguing that you never thought of. It's a good place to shop for a gift book for the friend who has everything. There's also a yummy restaurant and a bar. They are open until very, very late.
I've had my hair cut and thinned at this salon several times, and they've always done a good job. It's not a fancy place, just chairs lined up and a reception area full of discarded magazines, but the stylists are personable and prices are low: between 15 and 30 dollars for a cut. There is usually no line, and walk-ins are welcome. They also do perms and haircolor.
I would not recommend this camp. The staff seemed disorganized and even confused when I asked them what activities they had planned for the summer. It turns out they only go through one day of training and are not certified. The bathrooms for the children seemed dirty and unsanitary, since the stalls had curtains instead of doors. There is a small arts and crafts house and pavilion that could maybe accomodate 15 kids each, but they don't seem to have the facilities they need to manage the large number of children who attend each summer.
Located in Owen Brown, this library is smaller than the Central Branch but often has the books that the larger library doesn't. It is only one floor and is partitioned off into meeting rooms, Internet areas, and of course sections of books. The children's section has a jungle theme that will likely catch any child's interest. There is a central reception desk where you can ask all your questions, along with several online catalogs. You are given a receipt when you check out with due dates clearly marked, like a free version of Blockbuster.