Themed Orlando Shopping at it’s best!
Here in the tourist capital of the world it’s all about the themed attractions. So, there’s no reason we shouldn’t have some themed shopping to go along with that. Head over to the north end of International Drive, Orlando’s most popular shopping destination, and you’ll find the awesome Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World
. If you’ve never been to to one of these huge stores, you’re in for a real treat. You don’t even have to be an outdoors-person to appreciate the experience. The outdoor theme is incorporated into just about every detail of the of the store’s décor – to the extent of what you would find at a Disney attraction.
The focal point of Bass Pro Shops is the is a huge 17,000 gallon aquarium that is located in the center of the store. The tank, stocked with an impressive selection of native Florida game fish, is embedded in a collage of faux rocks, giving the illusion of an outdoor pond. Above the tank is a nature scene that includes several preserved wild animals posed around the man-made stream that flows into the tank below. Kids (and adults) love view the trophy fish swimming by. Come in during the fish feeding times, every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday at 1:30 pm for a real treat that’s both entertaining and educational. (Call to confirm dates and times.)
For a few bucks, you can try your luck at the indoor shooting arcade. The rustic setting has a Florida swamp vibe complete with an open mouthed Florida gator. Hit one of the marked targets to set something in motion; a light turns on, a sign falls. For a quick snack, head over to Uncle Buck’s Cabin, a mini cafe located near the center of the store with fresh baked treats.
As far as supplies and gear for hunting, fishing, camping and all things outdoors, the selection here is second to none. With everything from inexpensive fishing tackle to pricey boats all under one roof, it’s no wonder Bass Pro Shops is listed as the No. 1 “Outdoor Retailer in America,” by Sporting Goods Business magazine.
The large selection of outdoor attire for men, women and children includes some of the most popular brands including Columbia, Guy Harvey and Salt Life. Also impressive is the shoe and footwear department. Be sure to check the house brand, RedHead, for great prices with quality that is comparable to the much pricier name brands. For the camouflage enthusiast, this store pretty much has the market covered. Along with everything you would need for your next hunting trip, you’ll find plenty of non-hunting items with the camouflage print such as baby clothes, designer purses and even sexy nighties.
For the indoors, Bass Pro Shops has quite the selection of educational items for children, unusual gift for the outdoor lover, and a full department of household items with a nature theme.
For a free outing (not counting what you might spend on the shopping), Bass Pro Shops should be put on the list of places to see in Orlando. SEE more Free Things to Do in Orlando.
Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World
5156 International Dr.
Orlando, FL 32819