A feast of family-friendly amusement, Fun Town Factory teems with arcade games, inflatables, a kids' dance floor, and a panoply of pizza and confections. Like pigtailed popcorn kernels, children can bounce and tumble within the buoyant walls of an inflatable house or swoosh down a safe, air-filled incline. Tykes can scale a climbing wall to finally overcome their fear of walls or blast home runs over mock-outfield walls in the air-filled baseball-batting station. During a break in the physical festivities, kids can gather for pizza, salad, ice cream, and candy, refueling to spend ducats on racing arcade games or re-create Swan Lake on the kiddie dance floor.
With lube and service centers spread across America, Valvoline Instant Oil Change ensures that roads from coast to coast teem with automotive vigor. Certified technicians perform a roster of services, including quick in-and-out oil changes that allow motorists to arrive without an appointment and remain in their car while Valvoline oils forge a truce between metal parts. Facilities also encourage odometers to reach up to 300,000 miles with an engine-guarantee program that helps motors live long enough to see tow trucks go extinct. Valvoline extends its care to cars of all makes and models as well as charitable organizations such as Big Brothers Big Sisters of America.
Fun House Pizza’s cooks have been tossing craving-satisfying pizzas since 1964, catering to families with their shareable fare and friendly staff. Gooey pizzas arrive topped with Fun House Pizza’s secret sauce recipe, sprinkled with toppings that include kraut, mushrooms, and Italian or Polish sausage. The kitchen crew gets creative with their specialty pizzas, which play dress up to create pies of the taco, bacon cheeseburger, and mexican variety. The restaurants cater to kids with a slew of entertainment options, from Thomas the Tank Engine rides to game rooms with air hockey and video games to the cheerful servers who are ready and willing to eat homework assignments.
Corn tortillas filled with meat, lettuce, tomatoes, and cheese rest peacefully on a plate, unsuspecting of the fate that awaits them, when suddenly they find themselves in the hot embrace of a deep-fryer. What emerges is not merely a taco, but Lucia’s Famous Taco, a crunchy confection and, like many of Lucia’s dishes, a twist on a classic Mexican dish.
Clinton's Soda Fountain's sweets slingers concoct classic soda phosphates and ice-cream specialties nestled within the old-timey interior of their historic Independence Square location. Clinton's menu broadcasts an extensive tract of timeless desserts and drinks, from creamy malts ($4.29) to effervescent soda phosphates ($1.69–$1.99) available in 10 toothsome flavors, including strawberry, cream soda, and chocolate. Cool down after springtime strolls with the Missouri Mud Pie Sundae, which adorns triple-fudge cake with three types of ice cream before topping things off with a cherry instead of the traditional pocket dictionary. Clinton's soda jerks bless taste buds with their full array of flavors in the Buck Stop Sundae, a mountainous amalgamation that includes eight types of ice cream, a chocolate brownie and a smattering of caramel, marshmallow sauce, and hot fudge.
The grills in El Maguey's kitchen are ablaze from noon until nightfall, sizzling up the meat, seafood, and vegetables of authentic Mexican dishes. Chefs assemble burritos, tacos, and enchiladas into 30 different combination plates and slice up a lengthy list of Mexican-style steaks. The kitchen also offers a full vegetarian menu, appropriate for eaters with no emotional attachment to bell peppers. Meanwhile, bartenders dole out pitchers of colorful margaritas, along with mugs of draft mexican beers.