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Thursday, May 19, 2011


We had another rainy day yesterday, so my parents and I took Lily to Cabelas to have some inside fun.

Cabelas has huge fresh water fish tanks with trout and bass in them.  I'm talking a hallway with tanks from about 3 feet off the ground all the way to the ceiling along both sides.  Every night at 6 PM you can watch them feed the fish!  (They also have feedings at noon on Friday, Saturday and Sunday)  Tonight they were feeding the trout little food pellets.  It was really fun to watch them going so crazy for the food.

There were 20 or 30 other people watching with us.  We got there a little early so we were right up front and center.  I loved that we went on a Wednesday night because the store wasn't crowded at all.

After we watched the fish eat, we walked around to look at the animals.  This place has a ton of animals.  Lily loves the Bean Museum but this store may have even more animals to look at!  My favorite scene was the two lions pouncing on this gazelle.  It looks like it could be a painting in the picture - but it was incredible to see it in real life.
In the middle of the store they have a huge mountain with a bunch of animals.  Lily loved the tall polar bear.
Along the mountain in the middle of the store they had a fish pond.  We bought fish food from the dispenser to feed the fish.  Make sure to bring quarters so you don't miss out on this.  I loved it.
1 quarter gave us a small handful (or about as much as a tiny hand could grab onto) of fish food - just enough for 1 or 2 people.  The fish went crazy splashing all over when we threw in the food.
This place is huge.  We spent a lot of time looking at all of the animals downstairs.  Lily kept giggling and clapping because she loved it.
Upstairs they have a small cafe.  I thought I remembered the prices being outrageous when I went a few years ago but we checked them out today and they are actually quite reasonable.  You can get a kids meal for around $4 and a sandwich for $6 - $8 or pizza for cheaper than that.  They had a lot of options and all of them seemed moderately priced.  Not super low-cost but not outrageously expensive.
They also had a general store upstairs that sold fudge, candy, barbecue sauce, and other novelty food items.  The fudge looked tempting but for $3.50 per piece my mom and I didn't try any.  If you're really into fudge you can buy 4 pieces and get 2 free.  6 pieces of fudge for $14?  I think I'll pass.  (A "piece" was about 2 inches by 2 inches by 1 inch.)
They also had this really cool shooting range upstairs.  They had a "token" machine that only takes dollars and says that tokens are non-refundable.  Tokens are 25 cents and each game costs 50 cents.  I'm no sure if the machines take quarters as well, but it honestly looked like a lot of fun.

We loved-loved-loved this place.  I loved that Lily loved it, and I loved that it was free.  We actually liked it so much that we are going to bring the rest of my family (all of my brothers and sisters and their spouses) back soon to look at the animals, eat at the cafe, and have a little friendly competition shooting at the targets.

Cabelas in Lehi
2502 W Grand Terrace Pkwy
Lehi, Utah 84043

Store Hours
Monday - Friday 9am - 9pm
Saturday 8am - 9pm
Sunday 10am - 6pm

Feeding Times
Monday 6 pm - Trout
Tuesday 6 pm - Bass
Wednesday 6 pm - Trout
Thursday 6 pm - Bass
Friday 12 pm - Trout
6 pm - Bass
Saturday 12 pm - Bass
6 pm - Trout
Sunday 12 pm - Trout
Sunday 4 pm - Bass


  1. That is good that the fish were being fed pellets we went once and they were feeding the big fish live goldfish, my kids freaked out when they saw the first one get eaten! We love the room full of elk and deer, it gives the kids a place to run off some energy while dad takes forever shopping! ;)

  2. Just so you know, your kids can ask the door greeter for tokens for the shooting range, and he will give you a handful for free! And you can sample the fudge for free also!