3.5 based on 49 reviews
The upside: The reservation process was straightforward (note the downside to follow, though). The servers were very nice. The performers in the show had a lot of energy, and a decent degree of talent.
1) I called to inquire about prices and date availability in late December 2016. The person I talked to said the price was $69.95 per person and said the mid January date I wanted was available and that it would be fine to wait a week or so to put in our reservation so I could check that the date would work for everyone. I called back in early January and confirmed our reservation. When we got our bill at the end of the evening, we were billed for $79.95 per person. Luckily, I had the note with me of when I talked to someone about the trip and the price quoted, and our server was very helpful in getting our price reduced to $69.95 each. Apparently, the price went up January 1. Why would the person who I talked to about this reservation not have quoted the higher price for January when I called asking about a January reservation? Also, be prepared for a 15% tip being added to the full bill. Our server was wonderful, and I would have happily tipped her 20% or more for the food portion. I'm not sure why we were charged a tip on the train ride.
2) Yikes, the food ranged from okay to bad. With five of us, we had three different entrees. The two who had the chicken said it was okay, but not anything to elaborate on. The one who had the prime rib (I think that was this entree), was disappointed in it--she had ordered medium rare, but it was so rare, she could only eat around the outside edge. The two who had the fish couldn't eat it all (despite being very hungry) because it was horribly dry. Everyone agreed the rice had a heavy chemical taste and was not edible. The green beans were fine. The tomato soup, salad and cheesecake were standard, but fine.
3) The train ride and show were disappointing. The train ride wasn't their fault, but taking it at night made it barely noticeable we were on a train (it goes very slowly through dark country). During the day would have been much better. The show had entertaining moments, and there was effort put into it, but I think we needed to have had drinks to have helped it. There was barely any "mystery" to it. I'm not sure why references were made to clues to figure out who did it. They told us who did it before we knew it was ending. It would be better marketed as a dinner show. Also, a bit more cohesion would help the script immensely.
I would not recommend this activity unless someone is just terribly geeked at the idea of eating food on a train, and doesn't mind spending $79.95 now to do it.
4.5 based on 74 reviews
Hidden Lake is a great place to see warm indoor gardens year round and to take long outdoor hikes. The grounds are pet-friendly, but the indoor spaces are not. It is easy to spend a relaxing afternoon here seeing the varied climates and flora. Just keep the closing hours in mind so you don't get locked in.
4.5 based on 37 reviews
The Croswell Opera House is the oldest theater in Michigan and the third-oldest continuously operating theater in the United States. We specialize in Broadway-style musical theater but also stage plays, concerts and occasional special events. The high quality of our productions draws patrons from across southeast Michigan and northwest Ohio.
The Croswell always has great performances weather it is a play, musical or concert. The acting is always very well done and most of the actors are local talent. It provides a great opportunity for kids and adults alike to be able to be a part of something they love to do.
5 based on 17 reviews
We traveled here for a bridal shower, and even with our large group, they were very friendly and accommodating! They allowed us to do tastings and had wonderful snacks to accompany the wines. The selection was great and a lot of unique tastes. Would definitely visit again if in the area!
5 based on 16 reviews
A very nice local museum well worth a couple of hours, the Adrian / Lenawee area has a long and interesting history. Also if your are researching your families history this should be a must stop. The volunteer curators are very knowlegable and willing to answer questions...Look at the large sign in front to see what the current special exhibit is. I think that children of about 8 up would enjoy it. The entrance fee is donation and the docents are all volunteer so donations are appreciated
4.5 based on 13 reviews
The family operated Flying Otter Vineyard & Winery is situated on a 55 acre estate in Southeast Michigan and features an outdoor Tasting Pavilion, open from April-October each year on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, offering tastings, entertainment, wine education courses, crafting activities, and more. Centrally located in Adrian, MI, the winery is less than 35 miles from Ann Arbor, Toledo and Jackson. Wines are produced from grapes grown on the estate's vineyard (including the award winning Frontenac), as well as grapes sourced from Western Michigan's storied coastline. Estate-grown grapes are farmed using sustainable vineyard practices, and a great deal of hand labor, from planting vines to harvesting. Using cold climate hybrid wine grapes that have been developed not only to survive Michigan's potentially harsh winters, but to actually thrive in our particular terroir, we produce some wonderful, unique tasting wines. Whether you are a wine expert looking for something new and different, or a wine novice just entering the wonderful world of wine, we invite you to visit us for a tasting or tour.
Although a visit is enjoyable anytime, summer Friday evenings at the winery are really special. There will be live music (try to catch Cat Canyon!), light snacks, complimentary wine tasting and a gorgeous setting in an open air pavilion overlooking the vines. You can sample whites, reds, and dessert wines to pick the ones that most please you. It used to be a hidden gem; now it is the place to be.
5 based on 5 reviews
Maggard Razors is one of the worlds largest traditional wet shaving supply stores. With over 2,700 different products from hundreds of brands ranging from artisan made soaps to luxurious imports from London, we'll re-introduce you to the lost art of wet shaving. You won't find Electric razors or cartridge razors - but you will find a helpful staff and great information about how to improve your daily shave. Spend half an hour smelling all the unique scents of over 800 shaving soaps and creams, many with matching aftershaves. Explore the differences in the many types of shaving brushes made around the world - from Boar hair to Badger hair to Horse hair to current day Synthetic brushes. Spend a few minutes learning about straight razors and what it takes to maintain one from Brad, the owner, who has sharpened over 4,500 razors in the past 8 years. Sure to be a unique experience for anyone that stops in.
This is a different sort of place. I knew there has been a movement toward old time straight razors and supplies, just didn't pay a lot of attention. Maggards is primarily an internet company. Most of there supplies are mail order with only about 5% or less walk in traffic. They have EVERY product you could ever think of for beard / face care. The best way to describe it is overwhelming! They "rebuild" antique straight razors, sell new from cheap to many hundreds of dollars. Huge section of scents. I spent an hour in there and ended up buying a bunch of stuff and thus far have really liked it. Even if it is not your thing, it's worth visiting for the experience! I am told people make a special trip to pick up supplies - I believe it! Visit the web site then visit the store. Way cool!
5 based on 4 reviews
We went to the splash pad, swimming pools, etc. my girls loved it. It was incredibly well kept up and clean. We only got snacks from the small concession bar but it was reasonably priced and the entrance fee was incredibly affordable. We will definitely return!
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