May 6, 2015

Pyramid Bass Pro Shop

A couple weeks ago something big opened in Memphis. Our landmark Pyramid recently opened as a Bass Pro Shop. So weird, I know.

The Pyramid has been vacant the last ten years or so since the FedEx Forum (more commonly known as the Grindhouse in these parts) opened. This is sad since it's such a cool building, but what can one do with a giant pyramid?  The last several years there was talk of a theme park possibly going on, but in the end Bass Pro cut a deal with the city. Even though we've known this was going to happen for two years or so now, it still seemed so surreal.

Last week Bryan mentioned wanting to go for his lunch break, so we did.

Inside is two floors of retail, restaurant, and bowling. There is also a hotel inside. And also massive aquariums.

This is the largest freestanding elevator in the U.S., I believe. It takes you to an observation deck outside on the top of the pyramid. We skipped that this trip as it was $10 a person and we were hungry for lunch.

Charlie enjoyed watching the fish.

Here's a view from the second floor. On the third and fourth floors it looked like there were screened-in balconies for the hotel rooms. I imagine they have a nice view of the tree tops and hanging moss.

We aren't Bass Pro shoppers, but this new shop is pretty darn amazing. We enjoyed looking at the grills, camping equipment and boats.

If you are in the Memphis area it is definitely worth checking out.

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