Cast a vote for wildlife and conservation

Bass anglers and other fans of Johnny Morris’ Wonders of Wildlife can vote for the world-class museum and aquarium as USA Today’s “Best New Attraction” for 2017. Everyone is invited to cast their vote once per day by visiting until voting ends at 11 a.m. CST on January 1.

B.A.S.S. CEO Bruce Akin urged B.A.S.S. members to cast their vote for Wonders of Wildlife as a way of helping youngsters and their families learn about the museum and especially the spectacular new Bass Fishing Hall of Fame that is housed within the museum.

One of the highlights of this year for me was attending the grand opening of the Wonders of Wildlife Museum and Aquarium in Springfield, Mo.,” Akin said, noting that B.A.S.S. was honored as a Conservation Partner at that event. “We are proud to be associated with this wonderful museum, which showcases the great sport of bass fishing, along with many other exhibits promoting conservation, hunting and fishing. 

See the story of the grand opening, and photos of the new Bass Fishing Hall of Fame, which is inside WOW. 

“Wonders of Wildlife has been nominated as one of 20 Best New Attractions in America by USA Today, and it’s the only one that has anything to do with bass fishing, conservation or outdoor recreation.”

Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium consists of an all-new 1.5-million-gallon Aquarium Adventure showcasing 35,000 live fish, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, and birds, and immersive Wildlife Galleries that bring visitors eye-to-eye with the greatest collection of record-setting game animals ever assembled. Created by noted conservationist and Bass Pro Shops founder/CEO Johnny Morris, the 350,000-square-foot experience celebrates people who hunt, fish, and act as stewards of the land and water. Located next to Bass Pro Shops National Headquarters in Springfield, Missouri the campus is a centerpiece of America’s Conservation Capital in Missouri’s Ozark Mountains.

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