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Explore Bass Pro Shops At The Pyramid

The iconic Memphis Pyramid has been transformed into a massive wilderness-inspired Bass Pro Shops and rustic-elegant hotel. It's much more than a retail store–it's a colossal destination that combines shopping, entertainment, and adventure all under one iconic pointed roof. Visitors can explore an indoor swamp, stay at the luxurious Big Cypress Lodge, dine in unique restaurants, and even take in breathtaking views from the top of the glass-floored observation deck. Read more for everything you need to know about this one-of-its-kind Memphis experience.

Exterior of Bass Pro Pyramid and Big Cypress Lodge
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Uncle Buck's Fishbowl and Grill | Allen Gillespie
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view from the look out at pyramid overlooking memphis skyline
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lodge themed lobby at big cypress
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Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid in Memphis is one of the most dynamic and immersive retail experiences in the world. It’s more than a store; it’s an adventure! In addition to an incredible assortment of fishing, boating, hunting and outdoor gear, the mega store includes a 103-room hotel with treehouse cabins (see Big Cypress Lodge below); 600,000 gallons of water teeming with over 1,800 fish; a cypress swamp with alligator pools and duck aviaries; and a breathtaking observation deck at the top of the 32-story steel pyramid. 

Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid offers something for everyone, from the serious outdoor enthusiast to families looking to have fun. Check out these features:


Take a ride 28 stories to the top of the Pyramid on America’s tallest free-standing elevator. Once at the top, check out the awesome 360-views of Memphis and the Mississippi River on the outdoor observation deck (patterned after the Grand Canyon skywalk). Rides cost $10 for adults and $5 for kids before 4 p.m. Big Cypress Lodge guests can ride for free.


Where else will you find 13 lanes of aquatic-themed bowling if not inside Memphis' Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid? Alligator eyes and other "creature features" decorate the bowling balls and shimmering, cool lights make you feel like you're floating under the river's surface as you play. Just the thing to do on a hot day, and ideal for families traveling with multiple generations.

Sneak a Peek Inside the Bass Pro Pyramid

An Unparalleled Shopping Experience

Stepping into the Bass Pro Pyramid is like entering an outdoor paradise. The expansive retail space offers everything an outdoor enthusiast could dream of, from fishing and hunting gear to camping equipment and boating supplies. Photo by Sean Fischer | Mr. Bootstraps

Aquatic Wonders: The Indoor Swamp

A visit to the Bass Pro Pyramid wouldn’t be complete without exploring the indoor swamp. This massive, indoor habitat features towering cypress trees, an alligator pond, and a variety of fish and wildlife native to the region. Walk along the elevated pathways to observe the animals up close and learn about the ecosystems of the Mississippi Delta. Photo by Allen Gillespie

Get Up Close to the Fish Tanks

The Bass Pro Shops a The Pyramid features 600,000 gallons of water teeming with over 1,800 fish. There are ten aquariums to observe and if you're lucky–you just might catch them during feeding time! Photo by Allen Gillespie

Dine and Bowl at Fishbowl

This isn’t your average bowling experience; it’s an underwater adventure! The 13-bowling lanes are designed to look like they’re part of a deep-sea environment, complete with ball returns that resemble sea creatures. The lanes are lined with sea-themed murals and lighting effects that make you feel as if you're bowling in the depths of the ocean. Grab a bite from The Fishbowl and Wahlburgers Wild menus. Photo by Jarrod Connolly

It's time for fudge!

Be sure to make a pit-stop to the General Store, next to the free-standing elevator, for some delicious fudge or a Moon Pie. Photo by Allen Gillespie

Take in the Views at the Lookout

One of the highlights of the Bass Pro Pyramid is the Sky High Ride to the top of the Pyramid. Take the 28 stories ride up America's tallest free-standing elevator to the glass-floored observation deck offers breathtaking 360-degree views of the Mississippi River and the Memphis skyline. Photo by Alex Shansky

A Sky-High Dining Experience

Extend your stay at the tip top of the pyramid with dinner and drinks at The Lookout restaurant where guests can also experience those breathtaking 360-degree views. Start with crab egg rolls before enjoying rosemary garlic lamb chops or a hearty steak. Photo by Jarrod Connolly

Can't get enough? Stay the night!

The Bass Pro Pyramid is home to the Big Cypress Lodge, a rustic-themed hotel that combines comfort with the charm of the great outdoors. The 103 pet-friendly rooms are designed to resemble tree houses, cabins, and even vintage duck hunting camps, providing a cozy and immersive stay. With amenities like fireplaces, private porches overlooking the store, and beautiful decor, Big Cypress Lodge offers a unique lodging experience right inside the Pyramid. Photo by Jarrod Connolly

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nautical themed bowling alley
Bass Pro General Store
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lookout restaurant at top of bass pro pyramid that is nautical themed
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Practice your sharp shooting at a 25-yard live pistol and archery range. Equipment can be rented or guests may bring their own (please note that guests are not permitted to bring their own ammo and firearms must be checked in at store entry). After you’re through, stop by speciality shops like the Beretta Gallery that offer custom fittings and premium grade firearms.


Some of Tennessee’s most majestic wildlife can be enjoyed from right inside the pyramid. The in-store swamp showcases alligators and 36 varieties of fish, all surrounded by cypress trees up to 100 feet tall. 

The Ducks Unlimited Waterfowling Heritage Center tells the story of Ducks Unlimited and displays some of the highest quality artifacts in the world. Special traveling exhibits are a part of the gallery as well. The museum is open during store hours and group tours are available. 

The Live Duck Aviary has four ponds with habitats for wood duck, black duck, mallards, pintails, and green winged teal. You can even sign up to be a caretaker for the day or several hours.  

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Experience three dining options that offer heartland cuisine for every palate in nature-inspired settings:

Wahlburgers Wild is the newest dining option and a unique one at that: It's the first location of the celebrity burger concept to land in the entire state of Tennessee, as well as the first to be tucked inside a Bass Pro Shops location. With parmesan truffle tots, burger picks from the famous brothers, their mom's favorite mac-and-cheese and a nice array of salads, you're in for a crowd-pleaser.   

The Fishbowl isn't just for bowling. Pop in for breakfast, a cocktail or mocktail from the island-themed bar (a good spot for keeping an eye on the bowling action) and to order from the full Wahlburgers menu.

Lookout at the Pyramid is a full-service restaurant and bar located on the top level of the Pyramid. The Lookout serves Southern-style comfort dishes and offers indoor and outdoor seating giving diners awesome panoramic views of the Mississippi River and Memphis skyline. 


Big Cypress Lodge is an unrivaled experience located inside Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid. The hotel extends across the second and third floors and looks upon the lifestyle and retails areas on the ground floor of the mega store.

Rooms at Big Cypress Lodge are designed to bring the great outdoors inside, with rustic-elegant guest suites that resemble vintage log cabins. Accommodations at Big Cypress Lodge feature elegant cabin-style decor and handcrafted furnishings, an electric fireplace, and spa-like bathroom with jetted bathtub and separate glass-enclosed shower. Most rooms offer French doors that open to a private screened-in porch with rocking chairs that overlook the ground level.

Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid and Big Cypress Lodge are just minutes from the sounds of Beale Street, the Mississippi River and all of Downtown Memphis' best attractions. 

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