South Oaks Pharmacy’s charismatic chemists dispense prescriptions, over-the-counter elixirs, and health-inducing products from their amply stocked apothecary shelves. Customers can soothe chapped lips with a stick of Burt’s Bees lip balm ($1.99) or relieve muscles sore from overly vigorous lip-balm applications with pain-relieving Blue Goo ($10.49). Make an appointment to bust seasonal bugs with an annual flu shot ($30) or keep bodies hale and hearty all year long with vitamins including Centrum, One-A-Day, and Flintstones. Keep bods smelling pleasant with $1 goods such as shampoo and toothpaste or tangibly preserve transient memories using the shop’s Kodak machine, which instantly spits out prints culled from memory sticks, Facebook, or your photographic memory.
Aromas of fluffy pancakes and freshly made omelets waft through Springfield Family Restaurant 24 hours a day. In addition to breakfast fare, the menu also features lunch and dinner items, including strawberry bistro salads of baby field greens, cranberries, pecans, and feta cheese. Ovens bake specialty bread for the french toast, which is battered, grilled, and lightly dusted, like a forest fairy, with powdered sugar.
Though the entrees at The Dixie Cafe make the biggest splash across its menu marquee, they're threatened with gastronomical upstaging by the southern-style eatery's 19 sides and scratch-made gravies. The chicken-fried steak, for example, is a tender, hand-breaded fillet that fully blossoms with flavor only after chefs smother it with cream gravy and cheddar cheese. And the Cajun grilled catfish's down-home taste isn't fully developed until it is paired up with bites of turnip greens, fried okra, or a homemade roll. The classic platter meals take advantage of this by pairing an entree with two sides, rolls, and jalapeño cornbread and can be ordered "light" for a portion that's smaller than the regular size and easier to toss in the air and catch in your mouth.
If every food were a superhero, then olive oil would easily be the most powerful crime fighter around, since it has the ability to absorb other properties as needed. Depending on the needs of a chef, it might come infused with flavors of roasted garlic, blood oranges, or perhaps even chipotle peppers.
These and other oil varieties wait inside Devo Olive Oil's locations in Branson and Myrtle Beach. In total, the gourmet emporiums stock more than 60 kinds of cold-pressed extra-virgin olive oils. Some come from California, others from France, Spain, and other parts of the world where people eat food. Luckily, the stores make choosing an oil as easy as possible; they have free tastings every day.
Devo's other offerings include handmade whole-wheat pastas and signature seasonings. They also specialize in balsamic vinegars, which come infused with flavors such as red apple and dark chocolate. Beyond their brick and mortar shops, Devo Olive Oil Co. also sells its goods online?where virtual visitors can also find tasty recipes.
At Greatest Adventures Miniature Golf, an Egyptian sphinx, a towering dragon, and a waterfall cave present fun challenges for anyone from casual mini golfers to skilled putters competing in the US Pro Mini Golf Association, which has been hosted at the 36-hole facility. The USPMGA rated facility showcases two distinct 18-hole courses, both with their own themes and characters. Knights and a giant dragon roam the grounds of the medieval course, whereas a giant ape heckles players as they putt around Egyptian structures at the jungle course. In 2011, the USPMGA invited players to put their skills to the test at Greatest Adventures Miniature Golf for the US Open Championship. Though competition was fierce, the then-16-year-old Olivia Prokopova took home the win with her precise shots, determined swing, and ability to pick out the luckiest color golf ball.
Between games, guests can visit the onsite Scooter's Sports Grill, where they can nosh burgers, subs, and other grill fare while watching sports on four flat-screen TVs.
Adults and kids immerse themselves in southwest Missouri?s natural beauty at Indian Point Family Fun Park, where tree-skimming ziplines are supplemented with a grocery convenience store. A recent expansion more than doubled Indian Point Zipline's length. Its six ziplines employ a sitting harness trolley system that safely secures riders as they zoom 2,700 feet through the forest and receive picturesque?albeit slightly motion-blurred?views of the treetops.