About Angler's Lodge

Bass Pro Shops Angler’s Lodge

Welcome! Bass Pro Shops and Big Cedar Lodge are proud to offer Bass Pro Shops Angler's Lodge accommodations as part of its award-winning portfolio of outdoor destinations and resort properties in the Ozarks. Your stay is part of our work to make a positive national impact on wildlife and conversation. Visit the original Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World and the Johnny Morris’ Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium or take to the outdoors and book your tee time on what's becoming known as America's Next Great Golf Destination at Big Cedar Golf. During your stay, enjoy inviting accommodations and great amenities like complimentary breakfast and an indoor pool. Angler’s Lodge offers a relaxing night’s rest, so you and your family can extend your stay and the fun.

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Our Story

Bass Pro Shops was founded in 1972 by avid young angler Johnny Morris on eight-square-feet of space in the back of his father's liquor store in Springfield, Missouri. Today, the leading national retailer of outdoor gear and apparel has more than 100 retail and marine center locations across North America. One of those locations - the granddaddy of them all - is located just steps from our Angler's Lodge Springfield location.

Outdoor Destination Experiences

Johnny's passion for the outdoors and his feel for the products and shopping experiences desired by outdoor enthusiasts transformed the industry. Bass Pro Shops locations are more than just stores — they are true destination experiences that draw more than 120 million visitors annually. Each location is heavily customized to reflect the character of the region. In addition to giant aquariums teeming with live fish and extensive wildlife mounts and dioramas, many locations feature unique restaurants and ocean-themed bowling alleys.

Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World in Springfield Missouri
"Take a kid fishing. You’ll be glad you did.” - Johnny Morris
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Johnny with his father and mentor John A. Morris

Expansion of World-Class Hospitality

In the late 1980’s Johnny Morris purchased a property overlooking Table Rock Lake in the Missouri Ozark Mountains. Today this property is known as Big Cedar Lodge, a world-class resort, named the #1 Resort in the Midwest by Travel and Leisure Magazine for two consecutive years. The Bass Pro Shops Hospitality brand has continued to grow and now includes: Big Cedar Lodge, Big Cypress Lodge, Angler’s Lodge, Big Cedar Golf, Top of the Rock Ozarks Heritage Preserve, Dogwood Canyon Nature Park, Bass Pro Shops Shooting Academy, Longcreek Marina and Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium.

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