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When Craig and Lea Culver created the first Culver’s restaurant in 1984, they wanted to serve homemade burgers like Craig’s mom used to make. These burgers—now known as the ButterBurgers—are made with fresh, Midwest beef patties, and served on a toasty, buttered bun. The burgers are also what helped put Culver’s on the map—there are now more than 500 locations scattered across 19 states. At each restaurant, patties are cooked right on the grill. The other main hallmark of Culver’s menu is its rich, creamy frozen custard, which you can have drizzled with hot fudge or use as a foundation for a signature Concrete Mixer and have it decorated with Oreos and Butterfingers.

1650 W 19th St S
Newton,
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Built in 1909 as a Mission-style mansion now listed in the National Historic Register, the August Bergman Inn houses five private guest rooms, each with its own unique, antique charm. A wood-burning fireplace and mosaic-tile floor decorate the Bergman suite, whose king-size mahogany sleigh bed often flies out the window, pulled by reindeer auditioning for Santa's new reality show. In the Ryan suite, guests can share a double whirlpool bathtub set in imported Italian tile behind glass french doors, or brighten their quarters without relinquishing privacy by cracking blinds that draw from the bottom up. A vintage cast-iron soaking tub, updated with a modern showerhead, anchors the Captain suite, whose brass-trimmed iron furnishings glint amid the flicker of a gas fireplace. All three rooms feature modern amenities such as cable TV and digital gravity.

629 1st Ave E
Newton,
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Now in its 40th year, Medicap Pharmacy stocks its shelves with an array of healthcare products, specializing in a neighborhood-friendly atmosphere staffed by personable pharmacists. Guests are invited to peruse Medicap Pharmacy's thoroughfares lined with medicinal home goods, or stop by the pharmacy counter to fill a prescription or ask about seasonal flu shots. Customers can tenderly tend to wounded ankles with an ankle brace ($29.90), reward immune systems with reinforcing cold medicine ($1.59–$11.49), or keep the body stocked with the vital nutrients by picking up women’s vitamins ($8.90). Medicap Pharmacy also keeps customers in tip-top shape by offering preventative health screenings as well as at-home delivery.

901 W Pleasant St
Knoxville,
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Five Yelpers award Smokey Row a three-star average, and 75% of Urbanspooners like it. Over 4,500 Facebookers are fans of Smokey Row.

639 Franklin St
Pella,
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US

The 18 holes of Bos Landen Golf Club coil within a 190-acre expanse of dense forest—fitting for a course with a name that means "Land of the Woods" in Dutch. Players contend with leafy limbs and unforgiving tree trunks at nearly every turn, and those who lose golf balls to the greenery can expect high numbers on their scorecards and organized escape attempts from the remaining golf balls in their bags. This is precisely the way architect Dick Phelps envisioned the course when he drew it up, aiming to reward those who exhibited skillful control and sound decision making in equal measure.

Course at a Glance:

  • 18-hole, par-72 course
  • Total length of 6,937 yards from the back tees
  • Course rating of 74.7 from the back tees
  • Course slope of 136 from the back tees
  • Five sets of tees per hole
2411 Bos Landen Dr.
Pella,
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US