Memphis, Tennessee: Pyramid of Memphis

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Bass Pro Shops

Address:
1 Bass Pro Drive, Memphis, TN
Directions:
Downtown, along the river. I-40 exit 1 onto Riverside Drive S., then turn right at the first stoplight onto Bass Pro Drive and follow it to the Pyramid.
Hours:
M-Sa 8 am - 10 pm, Su 8-7 (Call to verify)
Phone:
901-291-8200
Admission:
Free, but $10 to ride elevator to the top.
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Pyramid of Memphis.

Pyramid of Memphis
Built in 1991 as a sports arena, the "Tomb of Doom" was then abandoned. Reopened as a Bass Pro Shops in 2015 with an indoor swamp, a glass-floored observation deck, and live alligators. Roadsideamerica.com Report... [05/14/2017]

Great American Pyramid, 1991.

Memphis, Tennessee - 1991: Behold, the Great American Pyramid
The Great American Pyramid: 8mm video clip from our 1991 research trip to the Pyramid under construction, before it opened to the public. Watch Video.

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America's Largest Pyramid.

America's Largest Pyramid

A huge store with a lodge. There's an "underwater" bowling alley, a restaurant at the top of America's largest freestanding elevator, and an indoor swamp with fish, ducks, and alligators. The indoor arcade "shooting range" is fun for kids and adults, too. A fun way to kill an afternoon.

[Chris (CP) Powell, 02/21/2017]
America's Largest Pyramid

The biggest Bass Pro we've ever been in, plus the biggest pyramid in the USA. This was a building created for a basketball team to play, then it didn't meet the NBA standards. So it stood vacant until about 2008, when Bass Pro figured they'd pick it up and turn it into this monstrosity. We took a ride to the top -- 25 Stories to grab a 360 view of Memphis It was great -- funny, mixing a pyramid and Bass Pro. But you didn't have to ask us twice. We were like, yes, we want to go....

[Julie Jobinger, 07/06/2015]

Pyramid observation deck.

Bass Pro at the Pyramid

Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid has Uncle Buck's bowling alley, an indoor swamp with alligators, a shooting gallery, a general store, an archery range, and lodge rooms where you can stay overnight. America's tallest free standing elevator rises to the top of the Pyramid, which has a restaurant (opening in June) and observation decks with glass floors ($10 admission). 535,000 square feet. It's like Disney meets a hunters' amusement park.

[steve, 05/04/2015]

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