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Old 02-16-2012, 02:39 PM
 
Location: Grand Rapids Metro
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Cabela's to build its second store in the State, in the Grand Rapids area, near Rivertown Crossings Mall (Grandville):

Cabela's will open long-awaited West Michigan store in 2013 | MLive.com
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Old 02-17-2012, 06:16 AM
 
Location: Ypsilanti, MI
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I have been to the Dundee store a couple times. I like the fresh water aquariums of game fish, and the taxidermy mountain, but the rest of it is nothing I need.

What has astounded me on my few visits are the families video taping each other inside and outside the store as if they are visiting Disney World!

My sister made the mistake of going there the weekend before start of Deer Season one year to get her husband a Christmas Gift. Her comment later, after describing the huge crowds, was "I have never seen so many Mullets in one place in my life!"
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Old 02-23-2012, 09:46 AM
 
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I always get a chuckle out of the fact that Cabela's, with six million visitors per year, claims to be Michigan biggest tourist attraction. Apparently, they are not aware Fairlane Town Center, Great Lakes Crossing Mall, Rivertown Crossing Mall, Twelve Oaks Mall, and Briarwood Mall (and perhaps a few others) have well more than ten million visitors per year.
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Old 02-24-2012, 05:12 AM
 
Location: Cumming, Georgia
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I always get a chuckle out of the fact that Cabela's, with six million visitors per year, claims to be Michigan biggest tourist attraction. Apparently, they are not aware Fairlane Town Center, Great Lakes Crossing Mall, Rivertown Crossing Mall, Twelve Oaks Mall, and Briarwood Mall (and perhaps a few others) have well more than ten million visitors per year.
Cabela's is just one store, while the malls you listed has more than one stores.
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Old 02-24-2012, 06:16 AM
 
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Cabela's is just one store, while the malls you listed has more than one stores.
What difference does that make?
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Old 02-27-2012, 08:43 AM
 
Location: West Michigan
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What difference does that make?
Didn't mich2fla just explain why it makes a difference? Cabela's is one store. A mall has 100-plus stores. You're comparing the visitor statistics for one store to that of a mall with 100-plus stores. I would hope that I wouldn't have to explain WHY those two things are different.
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Old 02-28-2012, 07:38 AM
 
Location: Grand Rapids Metro
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Didn't mich2fla just explain why it makes a difference? Cabela's is one store. A mall has 100-plus stores. You're comparing the visitor statistics for one store to that of a mall with 100-plus stores. I would hope that I wouldn't have to explain WHY those two things are different.
I think what BoomRShine is saying is that Cabela's touting their "biggest tourist attraction" status and the number of visitors they get is quite laughable. Just because you have a waterfall and stuffed animals and 6 million visitors does not a tourist attraction make. You're a store, in the business of selling things.

Rivertown Crossings Mall has a tree house with plastic birds and a merry-go-round and has 10 Million visitors a year. Why don't they call themselves West Michigan's largest tourist attraction? Because it's dumb, that's why.
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Old 02-28-2012, 10:26 AM
 
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Didn't mich2fla just explain why it makes a difference? Cabela's is one store. A mall has 100-plus stores. You're comparing the visitor statistics for one store to that of a mall with 100-plus stores. I would hope that I wouldn't have to explain WHY those two things are different.
I suppose, based on this line of reasoning, Mackinac Island shouldn't count as a single tourist attaction as it has multiple places to visit and sites to see, instead of just one?
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