Keepers of the Wild founder Jonathan Kraft has always loved animals. As a child in Holland, he rehabilitated and released injured birds every winter. When he became a magician performing grand spectacles in Vegas, his affinity for animals led him to raise two baby tigers to integrate into his act, then eventually acquire and train more big cats. At first Kraft didn’t see the connection between his chosen career and the prevalence of animal mistreatment, but gradually he began to realize how cramped, stressed, and unhealthy his peers’ animals tended to be. His first steps toward rescue weren’t ideal—he didn’t have the space to give each animal the sprawling habitat it craved. So the next step was Keepers of the Wild a place designed to rescue exotic creatures from inhumane conditions and let them roam both safely and freely.
The center, located on historic route 66, now hosts more than 175 animals that include lions, tigers, leopards, and monkeys. Walking and hiking trails lead to enclosures where cougars lie in the sun or wolves trot between bushes. Plenty of lookouts offer photo ops or a chance to spy on capuchin monkeys’ poker games. Visitors can explore the grounds on their own or hop on a guided tour, where they’re shuttled to various habitats and can watch the predators feed.
Heartland Jiffy Lubes enjoy the benefits of being under the Heartland Automotive Services umbrella, putting them in good company along with more than 435 Jiffy Lubes nationwide that service more than five million customers each year. They specialize in the Jiffy Lube Signature Service Oil Change, which comes standard with a fresh-from-the-box oil filter and up to 5 quarts of quality motor oil, plus a comprehensive lineup of other vehicle maintenance checkups. Highly trained technicians also perform cosmetic and mechanical services including inspections, emissions testing, transmission service, and counseling for 1960s Corvettes that are going through a mid-life crisis.
At Extra Mile Auto Spa and Hand Car Wash and Detail Center, owner Alan Krahenbuhl and his staff use decades of experience to restore dirty vehicles to immaculate condition. In the shop or at a client’s home, technicians hand wash the vehicle exterior, vacuum the interior, dress wheels, and apply a coat of wax so your car looks nice and shiny when you're driving it through a crowded mall.
At 7 Hills Hand Car Wash, technicians meticulously clean the ins and outs of every car in their care using petroleum-free products and eco-friendly washing methods powered by elbow grease alone. Extensive detailing and restoration services protect cars with coats of top-shelf Brazilian carnauba wax and polymeric sealer, and orbital buffers guard against scratch marks and swirl patterns with massages from pads of gentle sheepskin. An in-house water-reclamation system recycles any wastewater, preventing chemicals from seeping into runoff and preserving precious H2O resources for the water-based economy of the future. While customers wait for their four-wheeled friends to emerge from their makeover, they can make use of a complimentary shuttle service, peruse 7 Hills' auto accessories and gifts, or check email with the free WiFi signal.
Located on a shared property in Henderson, Beyond Auto Detail and Oasis Auto Spa work in tandem to pamper autos. Beyond Auto Detail's team of suds specialists performs full-service ride detailing, tending to both your car’s body and heart. A gentle hand washing de-gunks mobiles, tidying up engines, headlights, and machine-gun turrets. An interior and exterior scrubbing also shines windows, leather, tire walls, and door jambs. The auto treatment culminates with carpet and seat steam extractions, a hand-wax buffing, and a Q-tip cleaning of vents and the dash. Those who seek a swifter auto cleansing may opt for Oasis Auto Spa's touch-free full-service car wash and carpet shampooing, which eliminates stains left by sports drinks, milkshakes, and borscht.
Oasis Auto Spa scrubs, shines, and scours dusty vehicles inside and out, freshening auto bodies with a blend of automatic machinery and hands-on finishing. The methodical Durashield automotive makeover begins with a hand preparation, which segues into an Oasis Auto Spa touch-free wash. The service showers the vehicle’s exterior without the use of scratchy brushes, assailing dirt instead with high-quality soaps and powerful water jets. The wash also includes a dirt-blasting undercarriage spray, giving cars an all-over sparkle to rival a Christmas tree in a house of mirrors. After the crew massages horseless carriages with a chamois cloth massage and cleans tires by hand, they finish with an application of triple-foam UV and Durashield 30-day shine protectants.