Grand Prairie Lands Bass Pro Shops and Andretti Indoor Karting
Published on September 23, 2022
Grand Prairie welcomes the addition of Bass Pro Shops and Andretti Indoor Karting and Games. Each plan to open a new destination attraction in Grand Prairie on the east side of SH 161, just south of IKEA and north of I-20.
Andretti Indoor Karting and Games plans a 96,000-square-foot facility of its newest design that will feature an indoor climate-controlled kart track, arcade, virtual reality games, laser tag and duckpin bowling. Plans are to open by end of 2023. This will be the company’s second location in DFW and seventh nationwide.
Bass Pro Shops will build a new 100,000-square-foot retail store, with a unique completely custom design, that will be the outdoor retailer’s fifth location in the region and 15th location in Texas. The new location is expected to open in the spring of 2024.
“These two mega attractions are a perfect blend with Grand Prairie’s robust array of powerhouse retail, entertainment and tourist venues,” said Mayor Ron Jensen. “Just north of the Bass Pro and Andretti Karting location are IKEA, Main Event Entertainment and EpicCentral, home to two hotels with an adjoining conference center (under construction), Chicken N Pickle, five new restaurants opening October through early 2023, Bolder Adventure Park, PlayGrand Adventures all-access playground, Epic Waters Indoor Water Park and the Epic Arts, Fitness and Entertainment Center. This SH161 corridor in Grand Prairie is a game changer.”
Bass Pro Shops
Like all Bass Pro Shops locations, the new store will feature a completely unique custom design, including an immersive interior design with an outdoor theme. Envisioned as a tribute to the great sporting heritage of the region and a celebration of the sportsmen and women of Texas, the store will build on the signature qualities that define the award-winning Bass Pro Shops shopping experience combining retail with entertainment, outdoor education and conservation.
The store will showcase industry-leading boat brands including TRACKER, NITRO, SUN TRACKER, REGENCY and TAHOE boats built by Bass Pro’s White River Marine Group, manufacturer of America’s favorite fishing boats. In addition, the new location will display a wide assortment of new TRACKER OFF ROAD ATVs and side-by-side vehicles, America’s fastest growing brand of off-road vehicles.
More than just a fishing and hunting store, the retail destination will offer equipment and clothing for all outdoor adventures, including hiking, backpacking, wildlife viewing, camping, and other related outdoor gear. A gift and nature center will feature a wide variety of outdoor-related items from lamps and dishes to bird feeders and furniture.
In addition to providing a fun outdoor experience indoors, Bass Pro Shops locations feature a large aquarium and water features stocked with native fish species, thousands of local antiques and artifacts, hundreds of trophy fish and wildlife mounts, and murals depicting local scenes.
Andretti Indoor Karting and Games
Andretti Indoor Karting and Games was established in 2001 and is based in Orlando, Florida. The company currently has six, state-of-the-art entertainment and event destinations located in Florida, Georgia, and Texas. Andretti Indoor Karting and Games has undergone exponential expansion over the last six years and will be debuting several more of their legendary entertainment centers across the United States soon. Their locations feature varying entertainment options all under one roof including high-speed electric super-karts on multi-level tracks, state of the art arcade, cutting edge virtual reality attractions, professional racing simulators, unique two-level laser tag arenas, boutique bowling and custom high-tech mini golf. Each location also offers a fresh, hand-crafted menu, full bar, and in-house gourmet catering with more than 10,000 square feet of event and meeting space. Andretti Indoor Karting and Games locations frequently are recognized as a “#1 Birthday Party Venue,” “Best Family Entertainment Center,” and “Top Event Destination.” For more information, please visit www.andrettikarting.com.