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Mesa is Home to Bass Pro Shops
Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World refers to the company as the world's leading supplier of outdoor products. It opened its doors at Mesa Riverview on June 7, 2007. Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World is best known for offering hunting, fishing, camping and marine products, but is also a museum, art gallery, conservation education center, and entertainment destination.
Bass Pro Shops Factoid: Bass Pro Shops is headquartered in Springfield, Missouri.Continue to 2 of 10 below.
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A Popular Brand Name for Sporting Enthusiasts
You can find clothing that's necessary for the particular sport in which you participate, but there's also plenty of everyday casual selections for everyone in the family. Of course, there are lots of logo items from which to choose!
Bass Pro Shops Factoid: The Mesa store is the first in Arizona. It is the 42nd Bass Pro Shops to open in the U.S. and Canada.Continue to 3 of 10 below.
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Waterfall and Aquarium
Visitors to Bass Pro Shops in Mesa are immediately drawn to the 30' waterfall next to the 24,000 gallon aquarium. You can see real Arizona fish here, including the Apache Trout, Arizona's State Fish. There are two levels to the store, and you can use stairs or elevators (no escalators).
Bass Pro Shops Factoid: Murals and more than 3,500 artifacts including antiques, pictures, hundreds of trophy fish and mounts, and memorabilia from Arizona's diversity adorn the Mesa store.Continue to 4 of 10 below.
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Fishing Center and Fly Shop
Fishing is a major focus for Bass Pro Shops, so you'll find a fishing center here. Not your typical fishing supply store, though, you'll also be amazed walking around the White River Fly Shop where experts create hand-tied flies on site.
Bass Pro Shops Factoid: Bass Pro Shops stores attract about 90 million people each year.Continue to 5 of 10 below.
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Shooting Range, Climbing Wall, Archery Range
Not only can you shop, and eat, and learn at Bass Pro Shops--you can be entertained, too! Here's a shooting gallery where you can test your accuracy. There's a wall where you can test climbing gear. In the hunting department you can try out those bows and arrows at the archery range.
Bass Pro Shops Factoid: The Fine Gun and Trophy Room features guns from the 1800s to the present. You can just browse--it's like a museum within a museum.Continue to 6 of 10 below.
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Shoes and Apparel
In addition to what you might expect at a hunting and fishing store, Bass Pro Shops has apparel for men, women and children, a gift and nature shop with cookbooks, furniture and decorative items, a golf department, as well as outdoor, casual and athletic shoes. This picture proves you can even get some bling for your feet at Bass Pro Shops!
Bass Pro Shops Factoid: When fully staffed, the Mesa store employs more than 400 people, about 99% of whom are local hires.Continue to 7 of 10 below.
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The Mesa store is rustic, and designed to reflect the variety and beauty of Arizona's landscapes, wild animals, and birds. Bass Pro Shops Outdoor Skills Workshops are free classes offered from time to time including topics like outdoor cooking, photography, fly fishing, camping, and more.
Bass Pro Shops Factoid: The entrance to the Mesa store is a recreation of an Arizona arid mountain habitat.Continue to 8 of 10 below.
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Marine and Boat Center
The marine and boat center at Bass Pro Shops has boats of all sizes, kayaks, canoes, and all the gear you could want to go with them.
Bass Pro Shops Factoid: A boat service center is available on site.Continue to 9 of 10 below.
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Islamorada Fish Company
The Islamorada Fish Company is a full service restaurant right inside the Bass Pro Shops store in Mesa. The 11,000 square foot restaurant bills itself as offering a taste of the Florida Keys, and is decorated with a fish theme, including a 13,000 gallon saltwater aquarium that can be seen from all points in the restaurant. Read our review of Islamorada Fish Company.
Bass Pro Shops Factoid: The Islamorada Fish Company menu includes fresh fish flown in daily, steaks, and chicken.Continue to 10 of 10 below.
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Bass Pro Shops Address and Directions, Hours
Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World is located in north Mesa at the Mesa Riverview Shopping District.
1133 N. Dobson Road
Mesa, AZ 85201
From I-17 or I-10:
Take I-17 South to I-10 East and then to the 202 Loop East. Exit at Dobson. Go south (right) to Bass Pro Blvd. and turn left into the Riverview shopping district.
From US 60:
Take US 60 towards Mesa. Exit at Dobson and turn north (if coming from the west, make a left; if coming from the east, make a right) to the entrance that will be on the east side of the street before you get to the entrance ramp to the Loop 202.
From the 101 Loop:
101 Loop to the 202 Loop East. Exit at Dobson. Bass Pro Blvd. and turn left into the Riverview shopping district.
You can see this location marked on a Google map. From there you can zoom in and out, get driving directions if you need more specifics than mentioned above, and see what else is nearby.