Bass Pro Shops

Founded in 1972 by avid young angler Johnny Morris, Bass Pro Shops is a leading national retailer of outdoor gear and apparel, with 100 stores and Tracker Marine Centers across North America. Johnny started the business with eight-square-feet of space in the back of his father's liquor store in Springfield, Mo., the company's sole location for the first 13 years of business.

Johnny's passion for the outdoors and his feel for the products and shopping experiences desired by outdoor enthusiasts helped transform the industry. Today Bass Pro Shops locations are more than just stores — they are destination experiences that draw more than 120 million visitors annually. Each location is heavily customized to reflect the character of the region. In addition to giant aquariums teeming with live fish and extensive wildlife mounts and dioramas, many locations feature unique restaurants and ocean-themed bowling alleys.

Conservation and Community

Guided by the visionary leadership of our founder and CEO Johnny Morris, Bass Pro Shops is making a significant impact in on the future of conservation. More than 40 years after Johnny began helping people connect with nature through a tiny bait shop, our conservation mission is to inspire people to enjoy, love and conserve the great outdoors.

Key conservation initiatives include protecting wildlife and habitat, connecting kids and families to the outdoors and protecting sportsmen's rights through access and advocacy efforts. Together with thousands of passionate associates and 120 million annual customers, we're making a big impact.

Click here to learn more about our conservation and community initiatives.


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Indoor Aquarium

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Bass Pro Shops Angler’s Inn to host guests visiting new Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium and Bass Pro Shops legendary headquarters store

March 15, 2018

New hotel is now open next to Bass Pro Shops National Headquarters campus


2018 Legends of Golf welcomes golf legends back to Big Cedar Lodge, announces plans for special Kids Clinic at America’s Next Great Golf Destination

March 13, 2018

Tickets now on sale for April 17-22 event; anticipation builds for fifth Ozarks-hosted tournament


White River Marine Group to open Bolivar, Missouri manufacturing facility to support expanding marine business

February 21, 2018

More than 130 jobs to produce Sun Tracker pontoons and other leading boat brands, continuing commitment to American-made manufacturing


Cabela’s Outdoor Fund Receives Outstanding Partnership Award from National Wild Turkey Federation

February 21, 2018

Annual award recognizes organizations for efforts in conserving wildlife and wildlife habitat while preserving hunting heritage


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