We visited one of the most unique stores in Sparks today. Scheels, in the Legends at Sparks Marina, is billed as the world's largest all-sports store. It has 85 plus specialty shops within 248,000 square feet of space. The first thing we saw when we walked in was a huge fish aquarium stocked with freshwater fish from the state of Nevada. We saw: catfish, sturgeon, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, blue gill, crappie, and red & green sunfish.
The next thing we noticed was a huge Ferris Wheel located inside the store. You only pay $1 to ride this fully refurbished 1921 Ferris Wheel. This 16-car amusement part ride stands at 65-feet tall making this the largest Ferris Wheel in Scheels’ history.
The store has two floors, the second floor features the Walk of Presidents. It has 14 presidents from our American history. Motion sensors activate their recorded voices when you walk by them. In addition, two of the Presidents are animated and will move while the recording is playing. I took pictures of a few of them.
Another unusual thing in the store we noticed was Wildlife Mountain. It stands 35 feet tall and encompasses 800 square feet and features animals that can be found all over the state of Nevada. Over 200 different animals are featured on the mountain.
The store even has a pitching machine and many more sports specialties, you can even practice driving a race car. The NASCAR Simulator allows customers to experience what it’s like to drive a NASCAR as you test your skills in the Daytona 500. We enjoyed shopping in this one of a kind store and highly recommend to anyone in the area.