Bass Pro Shops opened a Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World in Sunset Hill, Mo., recently, which is the retailers' third location in the St. Louis area. The new 93,000-square-foot space offers equipment for fishing, hunting, camping, boating and other outdoor pursuits, reports SGB Media.
The store’s design incorporates a 14,000-gallon aquarium with 70 native fish swimming underneath stalactites hanging from an Onondaga Cave-like structure.
“We couldn’t be more thrilled to open a brand new store in our home state of Missouri,” said conservationist and Bass Pro Shops Founder Johnny Morris. “The St. Louis area is home to incredibly passionate sportsmen and women who love the outdoors as much as we do, and we’re excited to expand our ability to serve them while showcasing our iconic outdoor brands, including Bass Pro Shops, Cabela’s and Tracker Boats and ATVs.”
Bass Pro Shops’ mission is to inspire everyone to enjoy, love and conserve the great outdoors. The outdoor and conservation company has a longstanding history of conservation support in the St. Louis area. Through the Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s Outdoor Fund, the company has made investments in connecting new audiences in the St. Louis area to the outdoors by supporting organizations such as National Archery in the Schools Program, Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri, Forest Park Forever Inc. and St. Charles County Parks & Recreation. The retailer’s broader partnerships with the Missouri Department of Conservation, Ducks Unlimited, National Wild Turkey Federation and National Deer Association have also provided significant benefits to the local region.