Hello. I'm continuing to blog about our first day of vacation in Springfield, Missouri; my last post described our trip to the Springfield Botanical Gardens.
First, a disclaimer. I am not a hunter, nor do I like anything hunting related. I do however love nature, being out in it, looking at it, and admiring it. I just don't want to kill it. That being said, since we were in Springfield, one of the biggest tourist attractions in the state is the Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World. It's described as this in the Springfield Visitor Guide:
"Grandaddy of all outdoor stores. Fishing, hunting, camping, boating, golf, gifts, footwear and apparel. Explore the 300,000-square-foot showroom loaded with unique features, including an art gallery, barber shop, firing range, Tracker boat showroom, waterfalls, aquariums, Hemingway's Restaurant, a coffee shop and much more. Your adventure starts here."
Well of course we had to stop and see this, and what an adventure it was. They had lots of aquariums filled with fish, and some small alligators as well. It was a taxidermists dream....every dead, stuffed animal you could imagine was there. My daughter has a phobia for taxidermy so she waited in the car...and it was a good thing. I don't usually like taxidermy either, but the way the company had it set up, it was more like a museum. They placed all the animals in their natural surroundings and had great quotes every where about nature, conservation, etc.
Below is a picture of me about to enter the store.
Have a great day! Amy