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  Bass Pro Shop at Gurnee Mills
by deecat

The Bass Pro Shop was founded by John L. Morris in 1971. The first store was in Springfield, Missouri. Orginally operating from the basement of his father's warehouse, John's company has grown into a complex of facilities, employing approximately 6,000 people. There are shops in Baltimore, Charlotte, Cincinnati, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Detroit, Ft. Lauderdale, Houston, Islamorada, Memphis, Nashville, Orlando, St. Louis, and, of course, Gurnee, IL.

Bass Pro Shops is not just a shopping place; it's a real experience.

Here you have 133,000 square feet of everything for the active family. There are wildlife dioramas throughout the store; a 30,000-gallon aquarium and waterfall, a mill pond, huge fly fishing shop, a special walleye Angler section, and Tracker Boat displays.

In addition, there is an archery range, a pistol range, camping gear set up for perusing, and
the world's largest selection of name brand hunting gear.

There is a log cabin gift shop with hundreds of unique items related to the outdoor lifestyle.There is an abundance of top-brand golf equipment and gear. You may try the items before you buy them on the driving range and putting green. There is a teaching and touring professional on staff; club repairs, regripping, custom club fittings, swing analysis, and swing trainer are all available here.

Of course, there is a large section for the latest men's, women's, and children's clothing and outdoor footwar.

The first time I visited Bass Pro Shop, I was stunned at the size and all that's available to see and do.

Mon-Sat 9am-10 pm
Sunday 10am-7pm

Address: Gurnee Mills, EntranceE 6112 W. Grand Ave.
Directions: West of I-94 on Grand Avenue (Rt. 132)
Phone: (847)856-1229
Website: http://www.basspro.com

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jun 8, 2005
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