A great adventure deserves a bit of preparation. Looking for sturdy and stylish hiking boots? A sleek canoe to carry you down the river? New tires for your mountain bike? You’ll find all that – and many other outdoor necessities – at Missouri’s many outdoor equipment stores.
The Alpine Shop is a fantastic store with locations in Kirkwood, Chesterfield and Columbia, where you’ll find a contagious spirit of adventure. Each outpost of the Alpine Shop offers everything hikers, cyclists, campers and backpackers need for their next adventure. Yelp.com reviewer Julie L. calls the Alpine Shop: “Heaven for those who love the outdoors.”
In St. Louis, customers of Upper Limits Rock Climbing Gym (two locations) find climbing-walls, plus a pro shop selling books, bags, gear and shoes to make that next climbing experience the best one yet. Also in St. Louis, a shop named REI offers just about everything an outdoor enthusiast could possibly want, including items for climbing, paddling, hiking, general fitness and other outdoor activities. REI offers a full range of professional bike-shop services and bike rentals.Use your new gear at spots such as Elephant Rocks State Park.
In Kansas City, the world famous Country Club Plaza is known for fantastic shopping and dining. Outdoor and sporting enthusiasts should add Moosejaw to their list of must-visit shops on The Plaza. This fun, well-stocked outdoor-adventure store sells top lines of footwear, climbing paraphernalia, hiking and backpacking equipment, and gear for water and show skiing. Plus, friendly competition is the name of the game at Moosejaw, thanks to ongoing Nerf wars and a permanent table tennis setup.
In Springfield, visit the flagship store of the incredibly popular Bass Pro Shops chain of stores. No matter your favorite outdoor adventure, find everything you need at Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World . . . and some things you don’t know you need. The 300,000-square-foot showroom features thousands of items for fishing, camping, boating, golf, hunting, archery and many other outdoor activities. Say hello to the beautiful fish in the 30,000-gallon saltwater aquarium. Stroll past the indoor waterfalls and streams. Grab a delicious meal at Hemingway’s Blue Water Café. For a look at some of the great outdoor and indoor activities in and around Springfield, check out our VisitMO blog post: “Springfield Offers Fun Indoors, Outdoors, and Underground.”