New Bass Pro Shops set to open in Alaska

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The new Bass Pro Shops Anchorage Outpost, which opens in July, will outfit those who enjoy Alaska’s natural resources.

Bass Pro Shops said the 80,000-square-foot store at 3046 Mountain View Drive is a tribute to Alaska’s beauty and abundant wildlife. It offers something for everyone who enjoys the outdoors, whether it’s camping, fishing, hunting or boating.

The store is scheduled to open July 9 after a ribbon-cutting ceremony that begins at 6 p.m.

Bass Pro Shops said it has been voted best in delivering service excellence two years in a row by J.D. Power and Associates. Using many area artifacts, antiques, period pictures, state record wildlife mounts and memorabilia, the store will become a living museum of the region and its hunting, fishing, camping and other outdoor legacies.

A Conservation Partner Wall near the checkouts of the store will reflect the commitment Bass Pro Shops founder Johnny Morris has made to conservation efforts. The wall will showcase the logs of national conservation groups that Bass Pro Shops partners with.

“The people of our company believe very strongly that the future of our industry, the sports we serve and the sports we personally enjoy are absolutely more dependent upon how we manage our natural resources, or conservation, than anything else,” Morris said in a statement. “It is far more important than any catalog we mail, any new store we open or any new product our vendor creates.”