Bass Pro Shops
Ages: 0 and up
Cost: Free - exploring the store & some events are free; other workshops are fee-based
Parking: Yes - ample, lot
Features: Stroller Friendly, Snack Stand, Family Friendly, Changing Table, Handicap Accessible
The 120,000 square feet of Manteca's Bass Pro store pays tribute to the natural glory that is Yosemite. A 65-foot replica of the General Sherman Tree in Sequoia National Park welcomes visitors into the arts & crafts styled store, which can almost be classified as a museum with over 3,500 area artifacts, mounted animals and memorabilia.
The store's huge aquarium is worked into a tsunami every Saturday and Sunday at 1pm when the many varieties of bass, catfish, and sturgeon are fed.
A shooting arcade on the upper level allow young gunslingers the chance to test their virtual shooting skills. If a target is hit, motorized animals skitter and sound effects sputter -- a visual and auditory display of cause and effect. Bring quarters!
Workshops are offered year-round, and are available on a variety of subjects such as effective fishing and hunting strategies, cold weather camping tips, and the grandeur of Yosemite National Park. Children's activities are free, while other workshops are fee-based.
Bass Pro stocks thousands of outdoor sports items, toys, books, backyard feeders, and more. Everything available in the store is also available online or through its catalog.
Hours of operation: Monday - Saturday, 9am-10pm; Sunday, 10am-7pm.