Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Welcome to Cabela's in Glendale, Arizona - Part 1

Cabela's is a Sidney, Nebraska based specialty retailer of hunting, fishing, camping and related outdoor recreation merchandise.

Cabela's has a distinctive look to their retail operations, a look which turns them into tourist attractions as well as retail stores. The stores are more like cavernous showrooms, bringing the outdoors inside. They feature museum quality displays of taxidermied wildlife, large aquariums, indoor mountains, and archery ranges.

These pictures were taken after Christmas last year in the Glendale, Arizona store. This place is kind of like Disneyland's "Grand Canyon Diorama" and "Country Bear Jamboree" all rolled into one. OK, not really!
(Part 2 Tomorrow)

1 comment:

Major Pepperidge said...

I've been to the Cabela's in southern Minnesota (I think it was in Owatanna). What a crazy place! My favorite thing was the giant aquarium full of bass.

My brother loves fishing stuff the way I love Disneyland stuff, so for him this was kind of like his Disneyland!