On the way back from a meeting Thursday, I stopped by the newest Cabela’s store in Tulalip, WA on its opening day. For those who live in an outdoors-deprived shell, Cabela’s has everything a guy could want (except for the latest electronics of course).
Your first impression when you walk in is that this thing is BIG. It’s Wal-Mart size. Despite its size, the store was absolutely packed to the gills on Thursday, making parking almost impossible and walking around the store difficult. And the checkout lines were unbelievable so I didn’t even consider buying anything.
In the middle of the store stood Cabelas’ signature display of stuffed game animals including a grizzly and moose. I’m not a fan of stuffed game animals but many kids were certainly impressed. I did enjoy the huge fresh water tank full of rainbow trout including some that looked to be at least five pounds.
I cut my visit short as I am not a fan of packed stores. I’ll return another day after the crowds have thinned. The Tulalip store will do well since it’s closer to Seattle than their Lacey store.