It is the number one outdoor store in America.
It is the world's leading supplier of premium outdoor gear.
It is Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World, and construction of its newest store is nearly complete at Mesa Riverview, the 1.3 million-square-foot retail project in west Mesa. The 200,000 square-foot Bass Pro store is scheduled to open June 6 at Dobson Road and Bass Pro Drive.
"Bass Pro is not only an outdoor lover"s paradise, it’s a tourist attraction. It’s a destination,” said Riverview spokeswoman Joanie Flatt.
Mesa’s Bass Pro Shop will be much more than a retail store. The sights and sounds of the outdoors will be brought indoors through an indoor waterfall and a meandering stream with live fish, wildlife dioramas, chandeliers depicting outdoor scenes, wildlife carvings, an aquarium stocked with native fish species, a climbing wall, archery range, golf simulator, and a pistol range.
Bass Pro started 35 years ago with just eight feet of store retail space in Springfield, Missouri. Sporting Goods Business Magazine proclaimed it the number one outdoor store in America, and Bass Pro has won numerous awards for innovative store designs. Bass Pro has received more awards for conservation efforts than any other outdoor retailer in the United States.
Bass Pro currently has 38 locations in 23 states and Canada that attract more than 78 million visitors a year.