Cabela’s officially opens store in Columbus, Ohio

Ohioans gathered in Columbus for the grand opening of Ohio's first Cabela's location. Photo by Christine Broehl.

Cabela’s Incorporated, the World’s Foremost Outfitter of hunting, fishing and outdoor gear, officially opened the doors of its Columbus, Ohio store — the company’s first Ohio location — at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 7. A ribbon-cutting ceremony hosted by Cabela’s executives and local dignitaries began at 10:45 a.m. and was followed by the store’s grand opening.

Opening Day marked the beginning of a weekend-long celebration featuring outdoor celebrities, family events, giveaways and more.

“Ohio is full of loyal Cabela’s customers, avid outdoorsmen and women who live the Cabela’s lifestyle,” said Tommy Millner, Cabela’s Chief Executive Officer. “Many hunters, anglers and outdoor enthusiasts across the region have supported Cabela’s for a long time through our catalog and website. Now they get to enjoy the extraordinary Cabela’s retail experience.”

The 80,000-square-foot store — expected to employ about 175 full-time, part-time and seasonal staffers — is located at 1650 Gemini Place off Interstate 71 near Costco, Cambria Suites, Toys R Us, Babies R Us, Hobby Lobby and the Polaris Business Park, among other businesses.

People were lined up to the road in anticipation of Cabela's grand opening in Ohio. Photo by Christine Broehl.

The store’s interior is built in Cabela’s next-generation format, featuring a large stone fireplace, mountain replica, dynamic wildlife displays, aquarium, indoor archery range, deli, Gun Library and Bargain Cave, as well as thousands of quality outdoor products. The exterior reflects Cabela’s popular store model with log construction, stonework, wood siding and metal roofing.

Currently, Cabela’s operates 40 stores across the United States and Canada and has announced plans to open an additional eight in 2013 and three in 2014.

For more information about the grand opening and week of special events held at the Ohio Cabela’s location, visit


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3 thoughts on “Cabela’s officially opens store in Columbus, Ohio”

  1. I live in Massillon,Ohio. I would like to get directions to the new Cabela’s in Columbus,Ohio. Thank You !

    • Make your way to Interstate 71. Head south. You will travel past all the Mansfield, Mt. Gilead and Delaware exits. The Gemini/Polaris Parkway exit off of 71 is where Cabela’s is located. This is the exit following the 36/37 Delaware Exit. You will see Cabela’s as you exit 71 at Gemini/Polaris. Be prepared for possible heavy traffic. Thanks for your interest.

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