Cabela's is scheduled to open two stores in Texas this summer. Cabela's Fort Worth location will open May 26, 2005, and the Buda store, near Austin, will open June 30, 2005.

Over four million annual visitors are expected to visit the Fort Worth store, and over three and a half million visitors are expected to visit the Buda store each year, making the retail locations the number one and number two largest tourist attractions in the state.

Like other Cabela's stores, these two are expected to be a major component in area development that includes the building of complementary businesses, such as hotels, restaurants and other travel-related services.


The 230,000-square-foot Fort Worth store is located on a 50-acre site at the interchange of Texas Highway 170 and Interstate 35W. The Fort Worth location, which is larger than the Buda store, will include a boat showroom and maintenance shop. Jeff Lang is the store manager and expects to hire up to 500 employees.

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Cabela's 185,000-square-foot Buda store will anchor a 126-acre development at the interchange of Interstate 35 and Loop 4, approximately 15 miles south of Austin. The store will also employ up to 500 people. Craig Newburn is the store manager.

Each retail store will feature an original bronze sculpture, museum- quality diorama, 40-foot Conservation Mountain, 12,000-square-foot trophy deer museum, 65,000-gallon aquarium (60,000 in the Buda store), and hundreds of wild game trophies displayed in an exceptional showroom. Other highlights include a laser arcade, furniture department, gun library, restaurant, general store, fly fishing shop, bargain cave and gift shop.

“We are thrilled that Texas is Cabela's first location in the southern part of the United States,” said Dennis Highby, Cabela's president and CEO. “Texans are passionate about the great outdoors, and our stores serve as a tribute to conservation and wildlife. It's a perfect fit.”

The Fort Worth and Buda Cabela's will be the company's eleventh and twelfth retail locations in a line of famous destination stores. Cabela's, headquartered in Sidney, Neb., also operates retail stores in Sidney and Kearney, Neb.; Prairie du Chien, Wis.; Owatonna and East Grand Forks, Minn.; Mitchell, S.D.; Dundee, Mich.; Kansas City, Kan.; Hamburg, Pa.; and Wheeling, W.Va.

Store hours will be Monday – Saturday, 8 a.m. – 9 p.m., and 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. on Sunday.