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Absolutely love this little store. They have a little bit of everything in there. Prices are... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Atlanta, Georgia
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Must visit when in Tawas

Always fun stuff to find in this store. Bought my husband a neat sailboat coffee cup that changes... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2018
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  • Average8%
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“tawas city”(2 reviews)
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138 Newman St, East Tawas, MI 48730-1210
+1 989-362-2751
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely love this little store. They have a little bit of everything in there. Prices are super reasonable!!! If you are looking for souvenirs this is a great stop. Love that they carry decor for homes too. If you have young kids they will go...More

Thank hikinggirl70
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

This is a store that has everything. My father in law who is 73 said he would go there when he was a kid. So it has been there for a long time. It has clothes, candy, toys, decorative items, fabric, games, etc...and so much...More

Thank detroitfoodlover
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

Always fun stuff to find in this store. Bought my husband a neat sailboat coffee cup that changes color and scenery when you fill it with a hot beverage.

Thank maskywashere
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Love this store. Has such cute unique finds. Right down town tawas. I always find the most unique little gifts for people here. Friendly staff and fast check out

Thank Sherpa738441
Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

Have been shopping her for 30 years and it's always fun. So many things you could spend lots of time here. We use to dock our boat at the state dock every year and if we ever needed something we forgot to bring we could...More

1  Thank Michael K
Reviewed 21 June 2018

Always will stop here when nearby. Such a fun store to visit. Huge variety. Friendly clerks. Can always find something unusual.

Thank woofdog1
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

So many different things to pick from. A great tourist stop. Huge selection of puzzles and games. Very unique.

Thank fannyyar
Reviewed 23 May 2018

When visiting the area, the Ben Franklin is definitely worth a visit. The store offers plenty of souvenirs from the area, but they also offer many craft items, decorating items and even plenty of items to help kill time if the weather is bad.

Thank Ocassionaltrip
Reviewed 30 October 2017

So much to see in this store, a throw back to the dime store era. A little of this an a little of that. Take your time; don't rush through this store. Love it!

Thank janet s
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

A Must do so many thing to look at I always find a little something to bring home or use for travel love this store ❣️🤗

Thank lblack5219
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