Wonders of Wildlife
Wonders of Wildlife is the Official Home of National Hunting & Fishing Day
Wonders of Wildlife is the largest, most-immersive fish and wildlife attraction in the world. The destination consists of an all-new 1.5-million-gallon Aquarium Adventure showcasing 35,000 live fish, mammals, reptiles, amphibians and birds, and immersive Wildlife Galleries that bring visitors eye-to-eye with the greatest collection of record-setting game animals ever assembled. Created by noted conservationist and Bass Pro Shops founder/CEO Johnny Morris, the 350,000-square-foot experience celebrates people who hunt, fish, and act as stewards of the land and water. Located next to Bass Pro Shops National Headquarters in Springfield, Missouri, the campus is a centerpiece of America’s Conservation Capital in Missouri’s Ozark Mountains. Wonders of Wildlife has been voted “Best New Attraction in America” and “America’s Best Aquarium” by the readers of USA TODAY.
Guests can dive into a world-class aquarium adventure featuring 1.5 million gallons of freshwater and saltwater habitats teeming with 35,000 live fish, mammals, reptiles, amphibians and birds representing more than 800 species.
Set sail on a voyage spanning the world’s oceans, lakes and streams bringing visitors face-to-face with sharks, rays, jellyfish, eels, eagles, otters and black bears plus giant game fish from around the world that belong on every angler’s bucket list.
In addition to inspiring guests to get out and discover the outdoors, visitors will gain a better understanding of how anglers and other conservationists are improving marine habitats in local lakes, rivers and streams to the world’s oceans and beyond.
Step into the wild with state-of-the-art 4D dioramas that completely surround you within the sights, sounds and smells of the planet’s most extreme wildlife habitats. Meticulously recreated lifelike environments offer visitors a portal to the wild, educating them about the importance of conserving the icons of the animal kingdom.
Get closer than ever before with the world’s largest collection of record setting big game animals like deer, elk, bear, bison, caribou, moose, muskox, antelope, sheep and more set amongst dioramas that transport you to the native environments of these species.
Discover the origins of the conservation movement with historic artifacts and milestones that celebrate the vital contributions of sportsmen and women to wildlife conservation from the earliest Native American settlers to modern day.
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