I thoroughly enjoyed our family visit. It was very informational. If you like history and are interested space related information this is a great place to check out.
I have a 1 year old and he absolutely loved all the shiny exhibits and the contraptions hanging from the ceilings. He also enjoyed the intractable pieces in the halfway mark between the 3rd and 4th floors. And the dress up section on the last floor. Even though it isn't completely toddler friendly I got nothing but smiles and giggles from him.
Went with my 9year old and we had so much fun! I was scare at first, but the staff was so great in calming our nerves (okay, just mine). I'm so glad I participated. The first zip was the scariest, the rest was a sure breeze. We did the 6 lines run. Next time around we'll do the maximum available. Love, love, love!!!⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
As we drove back to the DC area from the Northern Neck of Virginia, I stopped at Goolrick's Pharmacy to treat my kids to a milkshake. It was easy to park in downtown Fredericksburg with a free public parking lot just a block from Goolrick's and the area that appeared to be the main street of town.
My kids had completed the junior ranger program at George Washington Birthplace National Monument about 45 minutes away - so I treated them to their own milkshakes. My son chose a root beer milkshake and my daughter chose cherry. Having read about how large the milkshakes at Goolrick's are, I opted to just have a small cherry coke and share my kid's milkshakes - which was a good plan.
The milkshakes are quite sweet and just the perfect consistency to drink with a straw. My sugar-loving boy quickly drank most of his root beer flavored shake - while I tried to steal as many sips as possible. My daughter drank about a third of her cherry shake before complaining a bit about her tummy hurting (from all the sugar.)
We got our shakes to go as we arrived only about 15 minutes before the store closed at 6PM. No food was being served at that time - only ice cream and shakes.
Yes, this is a real pharmacy. And, to be honest, it just feels weird to me to be enjoying a milkshake next to bandages and tylenol - but maybe that's just me.
My son had the time of his life here. He jumped for two hours and was exhausted by the time he was done. I enjoyed a nice massage while watching the baseball game and the staff was super friendly. I would sign the waiver in advance of coming it did take us some time to fill out during check in. Other than that what a great time we will definitely be back considering we just bought the Summer pass for all you can jump!!
This was my first experience with Rainforest Cafe and while it was cool, I don't think I would ever go back to one. The restaurant itself it decorated so beautiful and it made me feel like I was in a Rainforest. I know that with being in a Rainforest comes humidity, but on very hot, humid summer day I could have done without that. I also so not like to be hot while eating so it was rather unappealing. My daughter thought the place was a little overwhelming at first, but once we talked about how it was for fun and fake, she was fun. She loved the Elephant and seeing all the animals. She really liked the waterfall and wanted to stare at that for a long time. The menu was extensive and a bit overwhelming. I went with a seasonal fruit salad and it was outstanding. I found service to be okay, not great, but not bad. It was fun little stop and my daughter enjoyed herself.