Bass Pro Shops/Outdoor World, Clarksville, Indiana
Situated on the banks of the Ohio River, Clarksville, Indiana has a long, rich outdoors history. Some of the oldest naturally exposed fossil beds can be seen there; Native Americans set up camps along the Ohio River as it was close to the crossing of the Buffalo Trace; it was the gathering point for the Lewis and Clark Expedition of the Louisiana Purchase and John James Audubon was only one of several naturalists to study the variety of wildlife in the area. With such an outdoors heritage it is only natural that we have a retail store in Clarksville which bills itself as the “Oldest American Town in the Northwest Territory.” At 280,000 square-feet, Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World store is one of the company’s largest to date.
We are located just off Interstate 65 (former River Falls Mall), and across the river from Louisville, Kentucky. The entire store is a tribute to the Kentuckiana region and its people and, takes on the flavor and atmosphere of the region in which it is located. Using area artifacts, antiques and memorabilia the store becomes a living museum of the hunting, fishing, camping and other outdoor legacies of Indiana.
We feature two levels, which are part museum, art gallery, education, conservation and an entertainment center. Natural daylight streams through the store through the 50,000-square-foot Hypalon roof structure.
Museum quality wildlife exhibits adorn the entire store including state record fish mounts, turkeys, native waterfowl, quail, pheasants, rams, elk, full body whitetail mounts and bears. State record mounts are displayed alongside local historical prints depicting early Indiana residents enjoying sporting adventures. Inside, giant, exquisitely crafted outdoor themed chandeliers, made by Bass Pro Shops own artisans, hang throughout the store. Dinosaur fossils and wildlife tracks are imprinted in the concrete floor. Murals, wildlife paintings and animal dioramas help portray local and regional scenes to lend authenticity and help capture the Indiana landscape.
Aquarium and Fish Feeding
One of the store’s focal points is a rock bluff structure that showcases a dramatic 65’ waterfall (one of three) flowing into the 50,000 gallon aquarium which features two tanks. It is stocked with more than 300 fish native to the area including large and smallmouth bass, catfish, carp, walleye, bluegill, and crappie. Two elevators rise through cave-like structures near the aquarium allowing visitors to see through the aquarium on their ride up to the 2nd floor. A beaver pond and stream runs through the central clerestory on the main floor. In this stream are local species of fish and native turtles.
On Saturdays and Sundays at 2:00pm, there is a fishing demonstration and fish feeding for all to enjoy!
On the 91,500-square foot first floor, visitors have the area’s largest selection of freshwater rods, reels and fishing accessories, all hand-picked and specially selected for the area, to choose from. The White River Fly Shop, featuring antique and collectible fly fishing memorabilia, has a vast selection of the latest in fly fishing gear. Experts will continue the art of hand-tying flies on site and assist customers in making the perfect selection.
Sun Glasses such as Oakley, Maui Jim, Costa, etc. are available. An excellent selection of jewelry adorns the counter for that perfect gift.
Our Gifts and Nature center offers a variety of items from bird feeders to home decorating items such as wind chimes, candles, and gifts for the holidays. Cooking accessories include cookbooks, spices, sauces, and Uncle Bucks famous mixes and batters, and condiments.
An 11,000 square-foot marine and boat center helps area residents have fun on the water with a full range of powerboats from Tracker Boats--the world’s largest manufacturer of fishing boats. From big water boats to small fishing, customers will find exactly what they need with selections from Tracker, Nitro, and more. An on-site boat service center with 4 service bays is available for customers’ convenience for boat rigging and repairs. Our Marine department has all the latest electronics you will need and want for your boat. Looking for a great selection of life jackets? Look no further, all sizes and styles available.
The attention to detail continues upstairs in the 178,600 square-foot second floor. The hunting department features a 75’ long curved firearms counter which stands ready to help assist customers with many choices. The archery department offers a bow set-up shop and carries many accessories (Redhead, TenPoint, Primos, etc.). Customers will find an equally impressive array of hunting clothing and gear, including an excellent display of the latest hunting blinds and tree stands.
More than a fishing store, you will find items perfect for camping, hiking, outdoor cooking, bird watching or whatever your outdoor pleasures. The Camping department features canoes and kayaks, focusing on our Ascend brand, for your outdoor enthusiasts, along with a variety of tents, and great camping gear. Grills, smokers, meat processing, and many other products to complete your outdoor experience.
The clothing departments feature men’s, women’s and children’s items of high quality for any type of weather or adventure you may encounter. Casual wear, rainwear, and a great variety of camo wear (RedHead, Natural Reflections, She, Bob Timberlake, North Face, Columbia, Under Armour, etc.).
Our footwear department has something for the whole family. From boots to moccasins, casual, hiking, sandals, etc. We have what you may be looking for.
Our Kid’s Department features clothing (Redhead, Under Armour, Columbia, etc.) and a great variety of toys and games for everyone! Including infants!
Home Décor items include furniture, lamps, bedding and many assorted items to help decorate your home.
We have a 25-yard live archery range that is perfect for testing that new bow, crossbow, or sharpening necessary skills.
Big Game Arcade and Shooting Gallery
Shooters of all ages will enjoy the 16,000-square foot, walk-through “African Big Game” safari-style rifle arcade with animated targets.
We have a theater-styled seminar room which will accommodate up to 200 people for various civic, educational or conservation functions.
We feature many youth and family activities throughout the year. We do a Spring Fishing Classic, Go Outdoors Event, and Fall Hunting Classic. Other seasonal activities throughout the year include Free Boat Show, Easter Events, Family Summer Camp, Halloween Activities, Santa’s Wonderland and more! There are many smaller events throughout the year, all of which are no cost to the customer and family. Keep checking our events page and social media for more!
Workshops, Special Courses and Store Only Events
The store offers Outdoor Skills Workshops throughout the year for adults, kids and families that will help maximize outdoor fun by teaching new skills and improving existing ones. We also offer Fly Tying, Fly Casting and special course throughout the year. Customers will find many things to learn and share when attending one of these workshops. Hunter Education Classes are offered in the store in the spring and fall.
Hunting & Fishing Licenses
Bass Pro Shops Clarksville, Indiana is proud to carry hunting and fishing licenses at our Customer Service Center located at the front entrance of the store. We have hunting and fishing licenses for the state of Indiana. Please be sure to bring your identification with you at the time of purchase.
For more information regarding your Clarksville Bass Pro Shops store location, products or special events, please visit www.basspro.com and choose the Clarksville store from the dropdown list of stores.
Follow us on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/bpsclarksville for current events and activities going on in the store.
Better yet, come visit the store at 951 E. Lewis & Clark Parkway, Clarksville, Indiana 47129 or call 812-218-5500 for additional information and current events. Check out our products, events, and meet our friendly and knowledgeable staff!
Clarksville, IN | Bass Pro Shops
951 E. Lewis & Clark Pkwy.
Clarksville, IN 47129
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Open 364 Days a Year
Regular Store Hours
Mon - Sat 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sun 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM