By Justin Stakes
Rancho Cucamonga, CA – -(Ammoland.com)- Bass Pro Shops is one of America's foremost leading retailers in the outdoor industry.
With over fifty locations scattered throughout American and Canadian soil, they provide high quality outdoor products for more than seventy million outdoor enthusiasts a year.
I took a visit to the Bass Pro Shops located in Rancho Cucamonga, CA and was already highly impressed by the structure and architecture of the building exterior not to mention the immense and exciting contents of the store itself. As with all Bass Pro Shops locations, this one contains a massive selection of goods and departments for the outdoor enthusiast to explore, including fishing equipment and hunting rifles, right down to an archery range.
The shop also houses fun-filled kid activities and even a restaurant appropriately named the Islamorada Fish Company where customers can dine.
The second you stride through the huge twin wooden doors, you'll notice the immense size and beauty of the store. This cabin inspired theme extends throughout the complete store from the exquisite fireplace lounge located at the storefront; waiting for the weary and exhausted shopper to take a well needed rest, to the hundreds of wildlife mounts located throughout the entire store.
The store is located in the Victoria Gardens Mall of Rancho Cucamonga and is about as family oriented a location as a shopping experience can get. They have an enormous eight-thousand gallon freshwater fish tank on showcase with activities such as their Fish Feeding, that occurs every Saturday at noon. They also offer an excellent outdoor hunting-themed gaming area that is great for the children to enjoy while shopping with their parents. The gaming area contains an arcade shooting range, a couple of wildlife mounts and other targets such as an oak barrel, ready to take a virtual bullet for just fifty-cents.
For those of us in need of a little practice the Bass Pro Shops in Rancho Cucamonga offers both an Archery Range and a Shooting Range. Test your aim with bullet or bow. The cost is a mere $10 per hour, with up to four lanes located in the shooting range.
If you ever get hungry while trekking the aisle of Bass Pro Shops massive two-story store, they offer a Fudge Shop with homemade fudge in a plethora of flavors and combinations. Of course there are other items on the menu such as caramel apples, fudge pops, hot dogs, nachos, soda, and chips. After you fatten up on food enjoy the outdoor inspired benches or take the easy way out on the elevators scattered throughout the shop for the convenience of the shopper.
With nearly 180,000 square feet of outdoor adventure waiting to be had, they offer the largest selection of high-quality gear and activities related to outdoor sports that a customer could ever want.
From backpacking, boating, camping, fishing, gifts, hiking, hunting, marine, maps, outdoor cooking and more. The store offers quite an extensive collection of products including outdoor and casual apparel in addition to athletic, outdoor and casual footwear for the whole family.
Whether you are looking for an outdoor retailer or just want to have a great time with the family, Bass Pro Shops in Rancho Cucamonga, CA is quite a unique store with a shopping experience that rivals its competitors like no other.
Article by Justin Stakes
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Justin Stakes is a Freelance Photographer and Photo Journalist dealing with a variety of different subjects that interest and inspire. His photographic style is a mixture of photojournalism and fine art which results in very sharp and colorful photos. He has won two Photo Show Competitions and has even been exhibited in the Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art. Through his education, he has had the pleasure and honor of being taught by some of the best professionals in the field of Public Relations, Studio and Fine Art Photography.