Animals Free activities


(Last Updated On: November 17, 2016)

So many animals on this huge mountain in the middle of the store.

Today we headed to our favorite store, Cabela’s.  Cabela’s is one of the largest hunting outfitters in the world.  I have probably only bought 2 things at Cabela’s, but I have been there a thousand times.  It is a quick, free, animal adventure.  


They have a large fish tank that my boys spend at least 10 minutes watching the trout and catfish swim around.  Cabela’s has tons of animals to look at, if you don’t mind that they are stuffed (African animals, record moose & elk, bears, all kinds of birds, and much more).   They also have an airplane upstairs.  There is a cafe, but I have never eaten there, although I hear that the food is good.  They also have a sweet shop with candy and delicious fudge.


The large fish tanks are fun for all ages!


We love looking at all the different types of fish in the tanks.


You can look at this mountain all day and spot different animals you hadn’t noticed before.


There are even some African animals on display. They also have animals on shelves and on the walls all throughout the store.


This section is devoted purely to Utah animals.

If you want to splurge, you can put a quarter in to the fish food machine and feed the fish.  My two big boys love to do this because the fish rush to the food, so you get a good look at them.  You can also spend a few dollars at the Old West shoot out.  This is a bit tricky for little ones because they can’t reach, but if you set them up next to the rifle, they can have a turn shooting at the targets.


We love to spend a quarter and feed the fish.


Our boys don’t know much about shooting, but they like the rifle game anyway.

We set our little ones up on the game so they can pretend to shoot while the big kids take a shot.

We set our little one up on the game so they can pretend to shoot while the big kids take a shot.

If you are looking for an easy indoor adventure, this is a great place to go and you don’t have to spend a dime!  Cabela’s is located off of the Highland/Alpine exit next to the Traverse Mountain Outlets.


  • We love Cabelas too. On Saturday’s they offer free activities for kids that are sometimes really really fun. Also, at Christmas time, on a couple of Saturdays in December, you can get free pictures with Santa. They also do birthday parties for $40 and you get goodie bags, a decorated conference room, and shooting range tokens!

  • We really like the room with the talking guide and all the trophy bucks! Also the mountain with the polar bear in the middle is amazing. Is there any North American animal that doesn’t appear on that mountain?