About Bass Pro Shops Branson
Our 40,000 square-foot Ozark Lodge themed store evokes memories of those long-ago golden days and is a tribute to the fishing and boating heritage along the White River, Lake Taneycomo, Table Rock Lake and Bull Shoals areas. Regarded as part historical museum, part regional art gallery, part education, conservation and entertainment center, the store anchors the south end of the 1.5 million square-foot Branson Landing development adjacent to downtown Branson and Lake Taneycomo.
Massive log and rock work frame the Grand Entrance where inside a fire crackles in the large stone fireplace which flanks the lodge entrance and opens to the 218' long clerestory with log columns and antique heart pine siding and timbers. This construction culminates in a 20,000 gallon aquarium and waterfall complete with an old mill and waterwheel. The aquarium is stocked with fish native to the area--rainbow and brown trout, large and small mouth bass, blue gill, crappie, catfish and more.
Inside, a large, gabled clerestory reaches over 45' in height allowing a tremendous amount of natural light to stream through a series of roof dormers. Giant, exquisitely crafted outdoor themed chandeliers, made by Bass Pro Shops own artisans hang throughout the store. The ceiling is comprised of hand painted tin and wildlife tracks are imprinted and etched into the concrete floor.
Tribute is paid to the many diverse historical aspects that comprise this area of the Ozarks through the use of photographic and painted murals throughout the store. Indeed, the whole store is a memorial to the area and its people and, like other Bass Pro Shops stores, takes on the flavor and atmosphere of the region in which it is located.
Museum quality wildlife exhibits adorn the entire store including state record fish mounts, turkeys, native waterfowl, quail, and full body whitetail mounts. One large animal diorama featured is that of deer running down the hillside by the aquarium and crossing over to the hunting area.
The Best Gear
But the attention to detail doesn't stop with store design and imagery elements. The same consideration is given to merchandise selection. You will have a selection of freshwater rods, reels and fishing accessories, all hand-picked and specially selected for the area, to choose from. The cedar White River Fly Shop, with murals depicting the rich trout fishing history of the area, features antique and collectible fly fishing memorabilia, and has a vast selection of the latest in fly fishing gear.
More than a fishing and hunting store though, visitors will also find items perfect for camping, hiking, outdoor cooking, bird watching, men and women's apparel, footwear, water sports and marine. A gift and nature center also offers today's customer a selection of items from artwork, to bird feeders and home decorating accessories and gifts for the holidays.
Best in Boating
An incredible historical display of boat and trolling motors from the past adorn the walls of the Tracker boat sales area and would make "Big" Jim Owens of White River float fishing fame and legendary Ozarks boat builder Charlie Barnes smile with delight. Today's customers will find exactly what they need with selections of boats from Tracker, Nitro, Tahoe, and Mako.
White River Fish House
Visit our unique floating White River Fish House Restaurant which offers 6,800 square-feet of interior dining as well as outside dining. Here you can relax on the banks of the Taneycomo and enjoy the great local taste of the Ozarks.
For the best in hunting and fishing gear, shop Bass Pro Shops, your Branson sporting goods store. We're a leader among Branson fishing outfitters, with a great restaurant and amazing waterfall. Whether you need gear for fishing in Branson, or simply want to maximize your outdoor fun, shop Bass Pro Shops.