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Antiques furniture, glassware, lamps,collectibles, advertising signs, flowers, produce, and pumpkins . Open: Spring and Summer: Daily: 9 am - Dusk; Fall and Winter: Daily: 8 am - 5:30 pm.
Famous Fossil Vineyard & Winery
The name Famous Fossil was inspired by the many fossils emerging from the earth as grapevines were planted. Sculpted and reshaped over thousands of years, the rolling hills are now home to over 12 varieties of red and white wine grapes. You’ll taste Marquette, Frontenac and St. Croix in our red wines and LaCrescent, Traminette or our blend of Prairie Star, LaCrosse and Brianna in our whites. Looking for a sweet wine? You’ll fall in love with our Blackberry, Red Raspberry and our “pie-in-a-glass” Summer Rhubarb wine. Enjoy a glass of wine in our tasting room and snack on our delicious Sweet & Savory Plate filled with local cheeses, sausage, crackers and more. We’re open year round with events and festivals every month including painting classes with local artists, wagon tours through the vineyard, and our Fossil Fest in August and Garlic Fest in October. Our beautiful Oak Barrel Room overlooking our vineyard is available for parties, showers and meetings. So come see our vineyard, watch wine being made and taste the best of the Midwest at Famous Fossil Winery. Open daily from 11-6. Visit www.famousfossilwinery.com to learn more.
Hailey’s Winery, established in 2009, specializes in handcrafted wines from grape varieties native to Illinois, as well as other varietals, and seasonal fruits. Owned and operated by two women, Hailey’s is a fully functioning winery, producing and bottling award-winning wines in Byron, Illinois location. We strive to offer a variety of wines and an enjoyable experience for each guest, and want our visitors to feel completely at ease with wine tasting and selection. The winery is open year round, with tastings available any time during business hours, monthly live music, and tasting room rental for private celebrations. We carry specialty cheeses, sausage, chocolates, craft beer selections, and gift items. Guests may gather, relax and enjoy our wines in the pleasant tasting room, or on our patio during warm weather.
Winnebago County Fairgrounds
Home of Winnebago County Fair, considered one of the best county fairs in the Midwest, plus The Pec Thing, a huge semi-annual flea market and antiques fair with acres of vendors inside and out. Various racing organizations use the Fairgrounds track for racing events.
Blackhawk Chocolate Trail
A delicious mixture of cocoa is found every which way along the Blackhawk Chocolate Trail in the four-county area of Northwest Illinois. Enjoy visiting candy stores, bed and breakfasts with special chocolate-themed packages, gift shops and old-fashioned soda fountains.
H.I. Lincoln Store
Two-story stone building built in 1860 by Abe Lincoln's cousin. Restored dry goods store houses a consignment shop featuring local artisans. Also national headquarters for the Lincoln Highway Assn.
Dixon Welcome Center
We provide information on Dixon area attractions as well as the Illinois Lincoln Highway. Purchase Reagan and Dixon souvenir items. Also houses the "Of The Prairie" Gift Shop specializing in Illinois Wines and other Illinois Products.
Edwards Apple Orchard West
Edwards West is a popular destination for families to enjoy the sights, tastes, and activities of an apple orchard and farm market. For a fun family outing, enjoy the experience of picking your own apples, pumpkins and raspberries. Visit the play area featuring the wooden bus and train, the corn cribs, the wagon slide and our animals in the "Petting Farm." Stroll through the over 100 year old dairy barn with displays of bright colored apples, freshly squeezed cider, fresh apple cider donuts, and wonderful gift items that are on display.
Market Street Commons at the Kraft Building
Market Street Commons is located in the heart of the Mt. Carroll historic district, in the old Kraft Building. The Kraft Building houses the community Welcome Center and Chamber of Commerce, along with shops.
Antiques at Hillwood Farms
Country and early New England furniture and accessories.
Jeff Adams "Images In Bronze"
Fine art gallery / sculptor, Jeff Adams studio. Tour full-service casting facility. Saturday by appointment.
Lincoln Highway Association National Headquarters
Visitors from around the world enjoy researching highway information in this restored 1860 dry goods store built by Abe Lincoln's cousin. The Lincoln Highway Museum and Store is also housed inside.
Huron Farm Market
This multi-seasonal shop offers a garden center in the spring, a summer produce market, and fall and Halloween items in the autumn as well as a petting zoo.. From April thru October, also enjoy a flea market every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Open: April thru October: Daily: 9 am to Dusk
Ghost Town Antiques
Country furniture, copper, brass, country accessories, woodenware, smalls, iron and tin. Appointment necessary.
Cedarville Art Glass
Dan Edler, a nationally known artist, creates fine art glass and sculpture. Collectors have been acquiring his work for over 45 years. Visitors are welcome Monday thru Friday: 10 am - 4 pm, or by appointment for large groups.
Full service florist with lots more. Stuffed animals, candles, angels, home decor, photo frames, plants, balloons, and custom designs.
Fran's Fantastic Antiques, Collectibles
Shop this unique inventory for antiques and collectibles including antique toys,tools, furniture, linens, rugs, jewelry, books, "ETC". Stop and shop country. You will not believe the variety that we offer. Open: May thru November: Friday thru Sunday: 10:30 am - 5:30 pm. Or by Appointment
Eagles Nest Gifts and Gallery
Beautifully crafted silver jewelry, Minnetonka moccasins, log furniture, and an outstanding art gallery filled with sculptures and pottery can be found at the Eagles Nest.
The Frameworks -- Dixon
Custom & ready-made frame shops with large selection of prints and framed pictures.
Rock Run Peddler
A quaint red cottage with a unique gathering of primitives, folk art, florals, and garden decor. Also seasonal garden to enjoy. Open: Thursday thru Saturday: 9 am - 5 pm. Or by appointment.
Northland Mall is the only enclosed shopping center between Rockford and the Quad Cities. Includes large stores like JCPenney and Bergners as well as 20 other specialty shops.
23 Clark Street & Soap Shoppe
Full line of cross-stitch supplies with hand-dyed threads. Also available are "affordable luxury soaps," lotions and beauty accessories made in Oregon, Illinois. In addition, Longaberger baskets, antiques and more are sold. Located in Conover Square Mall.
Christmas on the North Side Craft Show
This 11th annual craft show over 25 crafters offering primatives, jewelery, basket weaving, loom weaving, quilted items, florals, wreaths, painting and more.
The Next Picture Show
Located in the heart of downtown Dixon, Illinois, The Next Picture Show is a non-profit fine arts center in the Rock River Valley. Our goal is to nurture, develop, educate, foster the arts, and galvanize artists and patrons within the community. The Next Picture Show is open from 8am to 4pm, Monday through Saturday. Closed Sunday and Monday.
Visit this delightful kitchen store full of artisan-quality, handmade, wooden spoons, spatulas, spurtles and other kitchen products all made on site.
American Heritage Antique Center
American country antiques/primitives. Restoring of 18th and 19th century and new furniture. Refinishing, cabinet making, and fire and water damage restoration. Accepting Master Card and Visa. Open: Monday thru Friday: 8:30 am to 5 pm.
Uniquely Yours Quilt Shop
Enjoy this store offering over 7000 bolts of the finest quality 100% cotton quilting fabric, quilt books, patterns, supplies and classes. Original designs and patterns plus kits galore. Open: Tuesday thru Saturday: 9 am - 5 pm; Sunday, Monday and Evenings: by appointment.
Country at Heart Quilt & Gift Shop
Don't miss this quaint and unique country quilt and gift shop! Featuring Bowe pottery, candles, quilts, doilies, framed art, country gifts and accessories. We offer a huge selection of antique and primitive furniture too! The quilt shop offers a wide variety of quilting fabrics, notions, patterns, books and so much more!
Charlotte Arvell Glass
Gallery and glass studio (formerly Eagleton Glass).
Air Play Sports & Espresso Bar
Air Play Sports in Sterling is YOUR source for Alternative Sporting Goods. We carry northern Illinois' largest selection of disc golf supplies, stunt kites, boomerangs and more. We are also the town's only full coffee bar with gourmet coffees, espresso, cappuccinos, lattes and more. We are family friendly with toys and coloring books for younger children as well as changing station in our clean restroom. We have live inventory on our website and we can be followed on Facebook and Twitter.
Slip and Slurry Pottery
Full working pottery studio and store for 24 years, stoneware and porcelain.
Susan Shire Antiques
Quality primitives antiques shop on historic Peoria-Galena Trail, located behind our restored 1861 limestone house in beautiful Pleasant Valley.
Quilt Supplies For U
We have a large assortment of beautiful fabric and other items to fit your quilting needs. Our staff has over 20 years of professional quilting experience and we are ready to assist you
Lena Mercantile Company
Antiques, collectibles, gifts, Amish furniture and accessories, candy, clothing, toys and country store items. Also enjoy the Mercantile Eatery which serves delicious soups, salads, sandwiches, homemade desserts, and freshly ground and roasted gourmet coffee drinks. Open: Daily: 9:30 am - 5:30 pm. Lunch is served Monday thru Saturday from 11 am to 2 pm with coffee and desserts available daily, all hours.
Zealous Art Studio
This exceptional art gallery features local artists - paintings, photography, ceramics, woodworking and much more. Also offered are children's art classes as well as pottery classes. Open: Monday thru Saturday: 10 am - 7 pm.
Embroidery on shirts, caps, bags, etc.
Eclectic selection of home accents, florals, lamps, wall decor, and candles.
Wenger's Springbrook Cheese
Visit this cheesemaker with a small retail outlet featuring Muenster and Swiss cheese made on the premises; also featuring cheeses from other area cheesemakers. Open: Monday thru Friday: 8 am - 2 pm; Saturday: 8 am - Noon.
Willow Lake Greenhouse
A full line of bedding, vegetable, herb, perennial, specialty and heritage plants, plus hanging baskets are offered. Open: Late April thru late June: Monday thru Friday: 10 am - 5:30 pm; Saturday: 10 am - 4 pm; Sunday: (May only): Noon - 4 pm.
Midwest's leading mattress retailer, including Sealy, Simmons, Stearns & Foster and Tempur-Pedic. Plus furniture and accessorites for the entire home at a price for all budgets. Open: Sunday: 11 am - 5 pm; Monday thru Friday: 9 am - 8 pm; Saturday: 10 am - 5:30 pm.
Wall of Yarn
This small shop offers a wide variety of yarns, needles and accessories. Classes in knitting, crochet and weaving are also offered. Open: Monday, Thursday, Friday: 9 am- 5 pm; Tuesday: 11 am - 9 pm; Wednesday and Saturday: 9 am - 2 pm.
Hogback Haven Maple Farm and Hardwoods
Pure maple products including maple syrup. Tours of the sugar bush and sugar shack are available in season (Feb-Mar) by prior appointment.
This cheese shop features a wide variety of cheese, as well as local artisan cheese, sausages, Amish salsas and jams. Open: Sunday: 11 am - 4 pm; Monday thru Saturday: 9 am - 6 pm
Hand-stripping and refinishing of wood. Buffing and lacquering of all metals.
Primitive-style furniture made by hand with simple, straight lines. It’s all new, but we make it look old. We can build entertainment centers, TV stands, kitchen tables, bar tables, sofa tables, coffee tables, end tables, bookcases, bunk beds, dressers, windowpanes, stools, benches, hutches, storage chests, hall trees, quilt racks and small home decor items.
DeMeester Flower Shop, Greenhouses & Lawn Care
A full-service florist and lawn and garden center with a complete line of nursery stock, thirteen greenhouses filled with annuals, over 5,000 perennials, house plants, silk arrangements, and in-store antiques. Monday thru Friday: 8 am to 5 pm; Saturday: 8 am to 4 pm
Natural Water Gardens
Quality water gardening materials for the professional or hobbyist. Plus gifts, garden accessories, aquatic plants, Japanese Koi, and stone. Open: March thru November: Sunday: 10 am to 2 pm; Monday thru Friday: 10 am to 5 pm; Saturday: 9 am to 4 pm
For all your prom and wedding needs or just everyday wear visit this shop offering suits, casual clothing, accessories, tuxedo's and shoes. Open: Monday thru Friday: 10 am to 5 pm; Saturday: 10 am to 2 pm
Dixon Main Street
Stroll through downtown Dixon to explore a variety of dining options and unique shopping featuring art galleries, jewelry shops, antiques and more.
Megz Country Cheese
Enjoy over 55 varieties of cheese! Also a variety of deli meats, sausage, crackers, snacks and other goodies. Plus meat and cheese sandwiches, mustards, and honey from local bee keepers. Cedar Crest Ice Cream is available in sugar, waffle or cake cones, cup/bowl, shake, sundae or malt. Cheese can be shipped across the United States. At Christmas, they can prepare a beautiful cheese box or gift certificates for the holidays. Open: Daily: Hours Vary By Season
Napa Valley Salvage Company
Reimagined vintage furniture and home decor. California shabby chic. Join Napa Valley Salvage on Facebook, to see new reimagined furniture listed daily. Open: Monday thru Friday: 7 am 3 pm; Saturday: 7 am - 2 pm.
This quaint shop offers a wide selection of antiques, collectibles, used furniture and appliances. Open: Monday thru Friday: 10 am - 2 pm; Saturday: 10 am 3 pm.
Jewelry sales including sterling and 14k gold, diamonds and gemstones. In store repair, engraving, bead restringing, free cleaning and checking of jewelry. New: Engraving of glass, plastic, medals and leather.
Bearly Used Children's Resale Store & More
Bearly Used offers a large selection of children's consignment shop. Clothing sizes from newborn to 14. Plus children's toys, maternity clothing, books, videos, baby equipment, furniture and more.
Dry Gultch Ranch
Located across from the Conover Square Shopping Village. Offering a full line of antique furniture, collectibles, estate jewelry, gifts, porcelain dolls, vintage clothing & hats, dishes, glassware & framed art - a little bit of everything!
Celia's Gifts, Antiques and Home Furnishings
Celia's -- a shop filled with gifts for the kitchen and home, with antiques, penny rugs, home furnishings and seasonal decor.
Sandy's Candles and Gifts
The store features hand poured Soy & Palm Wax Candles by Sandy. There are many handcrafted items including: custom gift baskets, hanging flower baskets, Leaning Tree Cards, jewelry, candles, decor, home and garden items.
The Red Barn
A great stop on your trip, offering gourmet foods, gifts, seasonal wines and craft beers. Gift baskets are our specialty. Thirty flavors of whole bean of ground coffee on hand at all times. Browse through two floors of gifts to fit anyone's liking. Open Sunday: Noon to 4 pm; Monday thru Thursday: 11 am - 5 pm; Friday and Saturday: 10 am - 8 pm
Luecke's Antique Mall
A multi-dealer mall with a fine collection of antiques and collectibles located in the 1892 antique Blust Building.
Books on First
General bookstore specializing in local interest (Reagan, Blackhawk, Rock River, etc), children's and more. Also featuring classic jazz & blues CD's, fine coffees & other drinks, pastries, call for special events.
Behren's Country Village
Find many unique gifts at this farm-like spot, including year-round Christmas items, furniture, fresh and silk flowers and plants, children's clothing, and the Muffins 'n' More lunchroom.
J & K Antiques
Unique and unusual antique furniture, clocks and lamps. Refinishing and stripping of antique furniture also available.
Quality embroidery, screen printing and promotional items for clubs, organizations and schools. Freeport shirts in stock from youth 2-4 to adult 3X, plus sweatshirts, hats and polos made to order. With their 30 plus years of experience, “We will put your name and logo where it belongs – in front of your customers and friends each and every day!”.Open: Tuesday thru Friday: 10 am to 3 pm
Trotter Restorations and Antiques, Inc.
We specialize in old home restoration supplies, period lighting fixtures, architectural supplies, parlor stoves, cook stoves, hardware and furniture. Call for appt.
A gourmet accessory shop full of gadgets and unusual gifts to improve everyone's kitchen. Specializing in Yankee Candles, Boyds Bears, baskets, Pat Richter creations, Salmon Falls pottery and homemade fudge.
Anne's Garden Center
This is a full service garden center with thousands of quality plants, trees, shrubs, and landscape supplies including retaining wall, paving stones, fertilizer, mulch and more. Their knowledgeable staff will assist with all landscaping inquiries.
Features fine jewelry and watches, custom desing and remounting, unique estate and antique jewelry. Complete repair service.
AJ's Lena Maid Meats
AJ's Lena Maid Meats is a complete meat processing company and retail sales outlet founded over 50 years ago. The high quality locally raised meats are cut the way you want with many specialty cured meats and sausge products as well as local cheeses, unique grocery items, gift boxes, party trays, custom and wild game processing and beef and pork sides and quarters.
This business is dedicated to selling American made products including hand built bicycle frames. It offers full service bicycle repair including mobile bicycle repair. M - F: 11 am - 6 pm; Saturday: 9 am - 4 pm; Sunday: By appointment. PHK Bicycles 1335 East South Street Freeport, IL 61032
Shirts By Mom
Shirts By Mom specializes in custom made shirts and gifts. Sportswear with embroidered and heat transfer logos, business, sport and team logos. Also find a wide variety of gourmet foods, coffee and teas, plus gifts, pottery and gift baskets. Open: Monday thru Friday: 9 am - 5 pm; Saturday: 9 am - Noon.
Where the Dragon Fly
Located in Conover Square, our boutique offers a lighthearted shopping experience with jewelry, clothes and accessories which are vintage or vintage-inspired. The timeless array of Vintage clothing and accessories, with expansive variety of other wonderful gifts and accents make Where the Dragonfly a destination and an event that you must see. Your time in the fun little world of Where the Dragonfly is more than just an amusing shopping experience. It is inhibition-free, exploratory, and imaginative space for untamed personal taste and personalized customer service.
Frank Jewelers in downtown Freeport is the destination for diamonds, distinctive jewelry and fine gifts. Diamonds from Natalie K, IDDEAL Diamonds, Everlon, Love Story, Forever 10, and the new Ideal2 Square-Cut Hearts and Arrows diamond – a Frank Jewelers exclusive – are offered in a relaxing atmosphere where guests can find style, brilliance and excellent value each and every day. There is even a Private Viewing Gallery – the ideal, completely private setting for choosing jewelry perfect for you. Frank Jewelers Pandora Shop-in-Shop offers the internationally acclaimed Pandora charms, bracelets, necklaces and earrings – with millions of personalized combinations. You’ll also find distinctive jewelry from designers Belle Etoile, Angelica, Endless Jewelry, Rhythm of Love, LeVian, as well as an impressive collection of Citizen Signature, Bulova, Accutron, Wittnauer and SEIKO fine timepieces and wall clocks. Frank Jewelers Swarovski gallery is the area’s most extensive and features many limited edition pieces. Frank Jewelers in-store design and repair department features the artistry of a Master Goldsmith who can customize an original piece of jewelry that fits your personality and budget, from traditional to fashion forward. They’ll help you create jewelry that is as unique as you are.
Abet Books and Games
New and discount books, and comics. The largest selection of board and card games around. Open: Sunday: Noon to 4 pm; Monday and Thursday: 11 am to 7 pm; Tuesday: Noon to 9 pm; Wednesday, Friday and Saturday: Noon to 8 pm
The Little Chocolatier
A shop that specializes in hand-dipped chocolates, gourmet coffees and espresso bar drinks, caramel and cheese popcorn, novelty and holiday candies.
Silver City Treasures
Silver City Treasures offers antiques and collectibles in the grand tradition of all purveyors of objects d'art and objects d'junque, they buy sell and trade just about anything of value although theyhave a personal penchant for the odd and unusual, the grotesque and goofy. The stranger the item, the better they like it! On any given day you might find a silver tea kettle from the 1700s, a brass hook shaped like a mermaid, a hand-carved African fertility god, an ultra-cool set of vinyl and aluminum rock 'n' roll bar stool or a reproduction Andy Warhol poster. A Peter Max maybe-maybe-not reproduction poster and much more! Silver City Treasures is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every day of the week except Thursday.
One More Time Antiques
Repurposed furnishings, antiques, and primitives fill this unique shop in historic downtown Freeport. Open: Sunday (October thru Christmas Only): Noon to 5 pm; Tuesday thru Saturday: 10 am to 6 pm
K & T Greenhouses and Landscaping
We offer 18 thousand square feet of green houses, with annuals, perennials, vegetables and much more. Open: April thru July: Daily: 8 am - 6 pm; Third Week of August thru September: Daily: 8 am to 5 pm
Distinctive Gardens, Inc.
Unique nursery and gift shop. We have display gardens, monthly events and garden talks. We also offer landscaping
Baileyville Christmas Trees
Christmas trees - cut your own or pre-cut, wreaths, roping, decorations, ornaments, gifts, crafts and complimentary cider, coffee and cookies
Honey Hill Orchard
Apples, cider, donuts, apple bread, pure apple cider, caramel apples, honey, jams, jellies, apple butter, syrup, pumpkins and gourds. Late Aug.-Nov.
Habitat for Humanity Store
The Habitat ReCycle Store is a discount Home Improvement Center that sells quality new and previously owned goods at discounted prices. It is dedicated to providing a full line of name brand merchandise. The knowledgeable staff can assist anyone from the novice to the veteran handyman. Whether you are a general contractor, do-it-yourselfer, antique lover or apartment owner, there are items to suit your style and budget. All donations accepted. Open: Wednesday: 1 pm to 6 pm; Friday: 9 am to 1 pm; Saturday: 8 am to 11:30 pm
Nature's Way Nutrition Center
A complete line of natural and organic foods, vitamins, cosmetics, groceries, wheat-free products, books and more. All products are free of colorings, preservatives, and chemicals.
Stephenson County Farmers Market
Enjoy this farmers market offering fresh produce, homemade baked goods, local honey and so much more. May 14 thru October 29: Saturday: 8:00 am - 1:00 pm; Tuesday: Noon - 4:00 pm
Pretzel City Paper
Pretzel City Paper offers cardmaking and scrapbooking with over 450 original rubber stamps, inkpads, paper punches, Cuttlebug embossing folders and dies and over 500 greeting cards on display. Add your personal touch to the greeting cards you give. Located in the Freeport Press building. Open: Monday thru Friday: 8 am to 5:30 pm; Saturday: 10 am to 1 pm
McCormick's Nursery & Florist
Providing flowers for all occasions and large nursery with many varieties of plants. Will provide landscaping consultations and landscape services. They have a large gift shop and wreaths and roping at Christmas time.
Bunker Hill Dog Training, Grooming and Specialty Store
This specialty store offers dog and cat food, toys, collars, leads, carriers, coats, mugs, picture frames, shampoos, and training and grooming equipment. Also specialty breed purses, wallets, sweatshirts, and more. Grooming and training are also available.
Luecke Jewelers Vintage Jewelry and Antiques
Largest collection of pre-owned estate jewelry and antiques in Northern Illinois. Opened Monday thru Thursday and Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm; Friday: 9 am - 6 pm.
Twice As Nice Consignments
This upscale resale boutique sells clothing, shoes and jewelry on consignment. Also, collectibles and gifts are available. Open: Tuesday thru Friday: 9 am to 6 pm; Saturday: 10 am to 5 pm
Yellow Creek Quilt Designs
Gift and quilt shop offering fabric, notions, quilting accessories, and many specialty gift items including wine accessories, wall art, Willow Tree and Williraye Studio. Open: Monday thru Thursday: 10 am - 6 pm; Friday: 10 am - 5 pm; Saturday: 10 am - 4 pm.
Torkelson Cheese Company
"World Champion" Brick and Muenster Cheese, along with 45 other varieties of quality cheeses, sold at factory direct prices. Watch cheese-making through demonstration window; best viewing is 8 am - 10 am. Open: Monday thru Friday: 8 am - 3 pm; Saturday: 8 am - 1 pm.
Kidder Music Service
A provider of musical instrument sales, rentals and repairs as well as lessons, print music and accessories of all kinds.
dezine99 is a graphic design studio that has added art and artisan crafts to its business. Local artists along with artists from around the USA. Almost everything is hand crafted: jewelry, pottery, sculpture, wax pottery, pewter gifts, mixed media, watercolor & acrylic art, & embellished apparel.
Providing flowers for all occasions. Beautiful gift shop includes many collectibles, flower arrangements and specialty gifts. Christmas time brings beautiful poinsettias and live garland and wreaths.
Main Street Wine Cellar
We offer wines, specialty beers, cheese and chocolates. You can bring in food or have it delivered, and we can pair it with wine from our selection, or you can choose your own.
Shop in one location. The consignment shops offer quality merchandise including antiques, hard to find collectibles, tools, memorabilia, furniture, clothing and more. The Market offers items of value for your home and family, clothing, jewelry, gifts, food, electronics, crafts and more. Plus taste the treats at the food court which features Cimino’s Little Italy. The kids can also enjoy a place to play while the family browses and shops the stores – bounce houses, mini-golf, games and fun.