High Atop Mt. Taxidermy
I'm far from a hunting enthusiast, but I am an avid fan of taxidermy, so when I heard that every Cabela's features museum-quality displays, I was hooked. And they weren't kidding. The Lacey, WA location has a multi-story mountain plunked down in the center of its showroom, studded all over with bighorn sheep, foxes, bears, bobcats, rabbits, and the occasional polar bear. Underneath the mountain is a walk-through aquarium featuring regional fish, and the second floor has a truly impressive display of African big game, including a giraffe, zebra, elephant, and lion. When you've admired the lifelike mounts and fed the koi in the beaver pond, you can stop at the cafe for an exotic-meats sandwich before hitting the road. Ostrich burger, anyone?
By Stephanie Perry, AFAR Local Expert
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1600 Gateway Blvd NE, Lacey, WA 98516, USA
Sun 9am - 7pm
Mon - Sat 9am - 9pm