Cabela’s Kentucky Opening April 11

I got an early walk through of Cabela’s new Louisville, Ky., retail store, which is scheduled to open April 11. This will be the first Cabela’s store in Kentucky.

The 88,000 square foot store (about 100,000 if you count the boat area – still being outfitted) has everything you’d expect: fishing, shooting, archery, camping, fly shop, clothing, etc. The selection of hand and long guns in the firearm department was especially impressive.

Colt Dragoon from Cabela's Gun Library (Louisville, Ky. store)

A favorite for me was the gun library, where department manager Taylor Lee will oversee an impressive array of vintage firearms (all of which will be for sale). I particularly enjoyed seeing a Colt Dragoon, a rare Civil War era .44 caliber cap and ball revolver from the mid 1800s. I have fired reproductions but had never handled an original . . . a genuine piece of American history.

The store is located in Brownsboro Crossing, near the I-265 and I-71 interchange.