My wife Emily and I went to the new Bass Pro at the Memphis Pyramid this evening. And yes, it is as incredible as you hoped it would be. I’m going off-topic here given my usual subject matter. But in this case, it’s worth it.
The Bass Pro in Memphis just opened up a couple of days ago. I took a few photos during our visit tonight, and I’ll share those below. If you are ever in the Memphis area, I’d suggest you stop by. It’s not just a big retail store. It’s an experience — complete with live alligators.
After the FedEX Forum opened up in Memphis, it was unclear what would happen with the Pyramid. It could have really ended up as a failed downtown experiment. As it is, it appears that Bass Pro has created an interesting new downtown destination that includes retail, restaurants, hotel accommodations, and (of course) tourist sight-seeing. This is a good thing for the city of Memphis.
Ok, here are the pictures we took this evening (click to expand):
The “tallest freestanding elevator in America” can take visitors up to the newly constructed observation decks near the top of the Pyramid. Those decks offer views of downtown Memphis and the Mississippi River. There is also a restaurant at the top with a giant aquarium. One employee told me they are hoping to install a zip line from the top of the pyramid down to Mud Island.