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KidVenture unfurls a 10,000 sq. ft. playland where kids let their imaginations run free amidst the safety of padded surfaces and controlled temperatures. Bounce houses, a ship-themed clubhouse, and other play structures sprawl across two areas. One is devoted to walk-in play, the other is typically reserved for private parties, which include loads of optional special activities, such as face painting. The indoor fun caters to kids ages 2?11, including those with special needs. Children must be accompanied by parents unless they are participating in the drop-off program.

500 Lanier Rd.
Madison,
AL
US

Bedzzz Express facilitates the best night’s sleep possible by taking inventory of customers’ sleeping habits to help them choose the perfect mattress. President Keith Krininger credits this practice with Bedzzz Express success, which has resulted in 32 store locations sprinkled across three states. In the showroom, models from Sealy, Serta, and Simmons cushion bodies at rest with a range of comfortable materials including foam and pillow tops that help lull customers to sleep. Mattresses and mattress sets are available in twin, full, queen, and king sizes and can be delivered locally.

7967 Highway 72
Madison,
AL
US

After spending years raising her sons at home, Lynn Crumbly opened a shop where she sold homemade fudge and retail items. She sold the shop in 1999, but she kept her fudge-making equipment, using it for an annual Christmas party for which she'd make as much as 140 pounds of fudge for her friends and family.

Now that equipment has a new home at Whistle Stop Sweet Shop, the confectionery where Lynn and her team craft fresh fudge in flavors such as maple nut or chocolate caramel sea salt, scoop gelato, and stock bins with old-fashioned hard candy. Quaint displays decorate the historic Main Street storefront, and a train circles its ceiling on a wooden track.

104 Main St
Madison,
AL
US