“At 535,000 square feet of retail space, this Bass Pro is almost five times the size of the average Walmart. But even that number doesn’t quite capture its almost farcical grandeur … the sales floor, is full of man-made streams and faux cypress trees dripping with decorative Spanish moss. The store’s motif is ‘lost wilderness,’ but I found that it conjured something even more distant: the old-school department store.” The Atlantic (Gift Article): Retailers Bet Wrong on America’s Feelings About Stores. “The internet was supposed to kill in-person shopping. But have you been to a Bass Pro?” (So many big stores just sat back and watched the internet happen, without making any significant changes to the experience they offered. I basically took up kayaking so I’d have a reason to go to a Bass Pro superstore. It’s the perfect place to be outdoorsy indoors.)