Housed in a yellow barn, Batter's Box Family Fun Center is a flourishing farm with batting cages and miniature-golf challenges. At the 18-hole, tropical-themed Adventure Island Course, miniature golfers move their tiny feet past putting obstacles that include fountains and the shipwreck of the S.S. Minnow. At the fun center's five batting cages, softballs and baseballs catapult themselves at bat-wielding hitters. Having chosen between softballs and baseballs, batters can pick their cage based on its pitch speed, which ranges from a slow softball arch to a 70-mph fastball. Those looking to host group events or celebrate their birthdays at Batter's Box can rent an upstairs party room where guests mingle and indulge in gourmet cupcakes.
More sweets abound at So-Yo Frozen Yogurt Shop, a haven of self-serve frozen treats that boasts 15 different flavors on a given day. Guests crown crested caps of yogurt with 30-plus toppings before kicking back on a country-style outdoor deck to revel in their custom creation.
The Breeze Cinema 8 and The Ridge Cinema 8 may be independently owned, but they keep up with technological advances as well as any megaplex. Both theaters present the latest Hollywood blockbusters in crisp DLP-digital projection and resounding audio from Meyer Sound speakers. Select flicks are even rendered in RealD 3D, which sends heart-pounding car chases racing over the audience's stadium seats and lets Steven Spielberg's name gently graze your cheek.
The theaters have occasionally attracted big-name visitors in the flesh, including veteran Marcus Luttrell, the real-life model for Mark Wahlberg's character in Lone Survivor. It also occasionally plays special sing-along versions of family movies such as Frozen.
Since opening Joslin Family Eyecare in 1982, its team of ocular professionals has believed that vision ought to last. That's why they ensure your eyes stay healthy during comprehensive eye exams, in which optometrists check for glaucoma, cataracts, and other diseases. Then, the staff fits frames with durable, scratch-resistant Crizal lenses. These lenses not only stave off scratches and never, ever record your Internet search history, they also reduce glare from headlights, overhead lights, and monitors.
Modern Cleaners’ professional garment buffers put the pleasure of unsullied outfits back in tantalizing reach with the power of their waterless refurbishing techniques. Let the full-service staff expurgate stains from various fabrics, outfits, and sentient suits of armor, restoring everything from a queenly two-piece dress ($14.50) to a sleeping king’s plush comforter ($24). Pants, skirts, and blouses ($5.25 each) need no longer live in terror of the spin cycle, and dapper three-piece suits ($14.50) and formal gowns ($22+) can recover their unpolluted aura of elegance from the grimy clutches of last call. Efficient same-day service for garments in by 9 a.m. ensures that all clean-pressed orders return promptly and in impeccable form. Modern Cleaners also restores garments hit by nature’s wrath, fixing up couture infused with smoke, drenched by floods, or dissolved by Melf’s Acid Arrow during last week’s LARP session.
The confectionery artisans of Sweet Memories Ice Cream & Cupcakes nurse nostalgia with ice cream, cupcakes, and other sweet treats in their quaint cottage-style shop. Daintily perch at one of the bistro tables within the brightly hued environs to enjoy an ever-changing array of gourmet cupcakes ($2.50) including chocolate-raspberry truffle, black forest, and pink lemonade varieties. Treat friends with a pack of four rotating flavors ($9.50), or placate enemies with a pack of 12 ($26). Fans of frozen treats can happily lap 24 flavors of hand-dipped ice cream from Sweet Memories' large front porch, or enjoy them from within the tastier embrace of a homemade waffle cone. Ice cream ($1.75–$3.15) can also be stirred into the frenzy of a delicious milkshake ($4.99) or soften in the lazy river of a root-beer float ($4.50).