Today we had a great indoor adventure at Scheels. Scheels is a lot like Cabela’s, but instead of just hunting and fishing gear, Scheels has all kinds of ESPN type sporting goods, too. Of course, we didn’t go for the shopping but for the adventure.
The main attraction at Scheels is a huge Ferris wheel. The cool thing about the Ferris wheel is that it is inside the building. You’ll need to buy tokens at the cash register on either end of the store but they only cost $1 each. The line for the Ferris wheel wasn’t too bad; we waited for about 15 minutes. (You must be 36 inches or taller to ride, so mom stayed below with the baby). Like all ferris wheels, the long part is waiting to load it, but even our three year old liked the ride.
There is a huge fish tank on the northside of Scheels. The fish tank is also shaped into arches, so you can walk right under the fish. We love walking around this tank and admiring all of the beautiful fish. There are a ton of fish to see.
On the 2nd floor, you will also see a mountain much like Cabela’s which includes an opossum, which for some reason delighted our boys. There are all sorts of animals on the mountain and we always spend lots of time checking them out. Just behind this mountain there is also an airplane to see. Make sure to take a look.
There are lots of other cool activities to do at Scheels, too. You will find mini-bowling for $3/10 frames, a shooting gallery (which costs a dollar for a token), and some photo opportunity spots.
There is also an indoor playground sort of like McDonalds. We forgot to snap some pictures of our boys playing, so we will have to go back and visit again! The playground is only for children 10 and under.
Scheels has a restaurant right inside, so you can make an entire day out of wandering through the store and then eating there, too. Ginna’s Cafe has sandwiches, soups, burgers, wraps, but most importantly treats.
There are a lot of ice cream treats, including cheap kiddie cones for the kids. Ginna’s is known for it’s fudge and there are lots of flavors to try and take home to enjoy later.
Scheels is a pretty great way to spend a snowy day, and the activities are moderately priced. Our boys were asking when we could come back even before we got off the Ferris wheel!