East Peoria, Illinois

Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World – East Peoria

Client / Owner

Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World

Architect / Engineer

Creative Ink Architects


Graycor Construction


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Project Scope

Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World recently called on Graycor Construction to build their destination outdoor superstore in East Peoria, Illinois. The single story, riverfront store inculdes an Uncle Bucks Fish Bowl and Grill.

Built on a pile foundation system, Graycor’s scope on the project began with concrete piers and footing. The store is about 145,000 square feet – and takes up just more than 20 acres of the 35-acre site. The structural steel building with metal decking has sloped exterior metal stud wall with shingles and reclaimed metal barn tin. The building also features timber structures and log wraps.

The outdoor theme throughout the store especially focuses on aquatics in the restaurant. Uncle Bucks Fish Bowl & Grill offers much more than a full service restaurant, but also a 12-lane bowling alley, billiards, private dining, bar and salt water aquarium.

Award-winning in their concept and design, Bass Pro Shops retail stores are rated as top tourist destinations. Well over 100 million people visit their stores annually. Widely recognized for their efforts in conservation and outdoor education, Bass Pro Shops stores also offer Outdoor Skills Workshops for adults, kids and families.

This superstore marks Graycor’s fifth project completed for Bass Pro Shops.