Cabela's Glendale, Arizona Retail Store is located near the new Cardinals Stadium. In addition to offering quality outdoor merchandise, the 160,000 sq. ft. showroom is an educational and entertainment attraction, featuring a décor of museum-quality animal displays, huge aquariums and trophy animals interacting in realistic re-creations of their natural habitats.
If you don't like looking at real stuffed animals, this place is not for you. But it you don't mind it, it's pretty awesome! Even if it's not alive anymore, my kids (7-baby) thought it was pretty cool to stand right next to a growling polar bear, or see a mountain lion frozen in pursuit of two deer. There is a mountain adorned with animals in various natural poses and information about them. Then there is a separate "museum" of animals in a different landscape. It was really fun to see what a bear would look like as it tried to steal honey from a beehive. On the other side of the store is an aquarium of huge (I assume local?) fish and information about them. All around the store are mounted animal heads. Up on the second story there is an arcade style shooting range, a café, and some other arcade games. We didn't spend any money and probably stayed there an hour and a half.