Cabela's is a retail store native to Kansas City, Kansas. The store has since spread to other states like Montana, Idaho, and Texas. The location in Kansas City is on I70 and I435 near the Kansas Speedway. Cabela's is an outdoor retail store with style. Visiting this store is about more than finding the right outdoor equipment for hunting, fishing, boating, or other recreational activities. It is also about the dioramas on exhibit. The store has a real outdoor look, both inside and out. The exterior offers an over sized log cabin appearance with rock pillars.
Cabela's is open Monday through Saturday 9am to 9pm, and Sunday 10am to 7pm. The hours can change based on holidays and the winter season. For visitors there are two hotels near Cabela's. They are the Hampton Inn and Chase Suites Overland Park. The international airport is just minutes from the retail store. Store details state the location is 180,000 square feet. Throughout the year Cabela's has a variety of events such as Great Outdoor Days and other sales.
The store is broken down into different categories such as hunting, archery, shooting gear, dog supplies, optics, electronics, and men's hunting clothing. Under hunting the store offers ammunition, black powder, decoys, game calls, treestands, waterfowl boating, knives, tools, lights, and survival gear. The archery section has bows, cases, quivers, bow tuning, arrows and shafts, bowfishing, arrow rests, sights, and more.
In the electronics department visitors can expect to find GPS, 2 way radios, cameras, home electronic devices, auto and ATV electronics, and boating electronics. The store has both men and women's clothing. Men's hunting clothing will be specific to the outdoor world. Yet, they also have a casual clothing area with tee shirts, specialty shirts, casual pants, jeans, shorts, sweaters, jackets, parkas, and raingear. The women's clothing options include casual tops, sweaters, pants, shorts, activewear, and outdoor wear. The store does have children's clothing and footwear.
On display are a number of sculptures, dioramas, and more. Outside the building is a lake with fountains. Overlooking this water is a sculpture of three male elk on a walk outcropping. When visitors go inside they will be welcomed by the display of male deer with antlers. The display is an autumn exhibit with trees, rocks, and over six deer. Information regarding the display is provided. Hanging from the ceiling is an older model yellow sea plane complete with pontoons. A mural of the mountains and a lake hangs behind the plane.
In this area is a wooden walkway with benches that leads to the retail stores dining area. Another interesting display takes visitors to the African desert. Water buffalo and alligators are shown here, as the buffalo try to escape the grasping jaws of the alligator. No outdoor store is complete without Bulwinkle, and Cabela's provides it. They have a diorama of a male moose standing in a pond with walks and some grass growing. Visitors can return to the African desert with the display of elephants warring with each other, a gazelle in the background, and a leaping leopard.