Holan had a new store for us to check during are trip today. Scheels opened the company’s new flagship store in Overland Park, Kansas in Corbin Park in late June and has 220,000 feet two-story building of retail shopping. Shopping is a very good word to describe this store. It has something for everyone and if you don’t like shopping there are other things to do. The different shops offer technical running gear the latest fashion, hunting, athletic shoe, hiking boot, and casual footwear. Selection is largest in Overland Park with everything for toddlers to all athletes, serious hikers, beach goers, hunters and the fashion conscious. There is a World Class golf shop, bike shop, ski shop, canoe and kayak shop, and fishing shop. The gun and hunting shops has the largest selection of guns in Kansas to include collectible firearms. As we entered the store we first saw a huge 16,000 gallon aquarium. The tanks were filled with beautiful corals and fish.2015 07 25 Scheels KC (4)The next thing was a 65-foot, 16-car, operating Ferris Wheel right in the center of the store.

2015 07 25 Scheels KC Farris Wheel Full view

2015 07 25 Scheels KC Farris WheelWhile walking around the store we found photo opportunities. I saw several families taking advantage of these – they make great photos.

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2015 07 25 Scheels KC Photo Op Moose

2015 07 25 Scheels KC Photo Op BearThere was a wildlife mountain much like Cabela’s just on a much smaller scale.

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2015 07 25 Scheels KC Animals 2Spread out all over the store are shooting galleries and laser shot shooting simulators. You can test your golf, soccer, hockey, baseball, football and basketball skills on the sport simulators. And if you want to do a game of bowling they have that covered also.2015 07 25 Scheels KC BowlingThere is a walk of US Presidents featuring two fully animated, talking presidents, Lincoln and Jefferson. The animated presidents are very life-like and interesting to watch as they do their speeches.

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2015 07 25 Scheels KC Abraham Lincoln

2015 07 25 Scheels KC Thomas JeffersonAnd who doesn’t want a snack while they are shopping. There were signs for the SCHEELSÂ’ deli and fudge shop, named Gramma GinnaÂ’s, but I didn’t find them in our short visit. I understand they serve serve gourmet soups and sandwiches, Starbucks® coffee and specialty drinks, 24 flavors of homemade fudge, and 18 flavors of gelato. We will be going back when we have more time to spend.

SCHEELS is a 25-store operation with stores in 10 states including North Dakota, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, South Dakota, Montana, Wisconsin, Nebraska, Nevada, and Utah