Northwest Arkansas was more than glad to welcome Cabela's, we missed the Grand Opening on August 30th... not because we didn't try to attend, there simply were too many others who beat us to it! It's been a long time coming for an area that lives and breathes outdoor fun. For years we have had to catalog shop if you wanted the type of fishing, hunting or camping gear that a Cabela's offers. Other than mail order, our only option was a two hour drive to Springfield or Tulsa.
The store's 100,000 square feet is part wildlife adventure mixed with a retail experience! Everywhere you look, there are many wildlife displays and trophy animal mounts as well as an aquarium.
We are blessed with many lakes, rivers and streams in Arkansas and the Boat Center had a great selection of merchandise inside and outside. The ATV's caught my husband's eye, he thinks we need one! I don't know how I'm going to talk him out of this...
Evidently, he wasn't the only one taken with it!
The love of the outdoors is passed along from generation to generation. Fishing trips, camping and hiking teach our children the value of our natural resources. Hopefully, we also pass along the importance of conservation. It takes Mother Nature a long time to make paradise for our enjoyment, and only a few careless humans to spoil it.
Old Man Catfish~ he was huge and seemed totally enjoying the crowds!
Alligator Gar, one of four species that live in Arkansas waters. They get big, up to 240 pounds! Go HERE to see the record one caught in Arkansas!
Tom Turkey and hen
Red Fox, we have these on our mountain!
White Deer~ they also are our neighbors!
I was able to say no to the glazed cinnamon pecans this time... but I know my way back when I have a craving!
Would ♥ to have this hanging in my house!
So many pretty things that would be perfect for a lake house or anyone who loves the outdoors!
We're lucky to have Arkansas' first Cabela's right in our little hometown of Rogers, Arkansas! For many of us, it's a dream come true. The Natural State was made to be enjoyed, and Cabela's has everything you could possibly need to make that outdoor adventure fun!