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“Getting ready to become a Bass Pro Shop”
Review of Pyramid Arena - CLOSED

Pyramid Arena
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Owner description: A massive sports stadium in the shape of a stainless steel pyramid.
Lewisville, Texas
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46 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Getting ready to become a Bass Pro Shop”
Reviewed 3 August 2014

It looks cool but, it is under construction, will become a Bass Pro shop, really interesting to see it in the city skyline, I will need to come back when it is completed.

Visited July 2014
4 Thank norma71
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Clifton, Kansas
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Wow A pyramid?”
Reviewed 7 April 2014

when we crossed that bridge... we saw it! a pyramid and after some research, we found out that it was an arena... at the time we went, there wasn't anything going on there, but it was a good sight to see

Visited April 2014
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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843 reviews
304 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 339 helpful votes
“An Impressive Looking Building”
Reviewed 1 April 2014

This 32 story stainless steel building looks very impressive and well worth a look at, but unfortunately it was closed for refurbishment when I was there, but still glad I came to view it from the exterior as it does look an impressive structure.

Visited March 2014
1 Thank Yorkie1948
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Lakeland, TN
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109 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Impressive As A Building, But More Than That--”
Reviewed 31 October 2013

This 32 story stainless steel structure was built to be a 2/3 scale replica of Rameses The Great burial tomb in Egypt, significant because Memphis was named after Memphis Egypt. It is a recognizable part of the skyline, and in its next life it will house not only a large Bass Pro mega store, but through collaboration with Memphis based Ducks Unlimited organization's headquarters it will feature an instructive interactive National Waterfowl museum and study facility. When opened next year it will feature fifty log cabins available for overnight accommodation positioned halfway up the structure toward the peak and a transparent observation deck near the top which will view three states. Considering the aforementioned and the large swamp habitat across the floor of the Pyramid, the extensive freshwater aquarium attraction and the six story waterfall I feel it will be a destination.

Visited October 2013
8 Thank Doug W
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Rolla, Missouri
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16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Memphis Pyramid Arena”
Reviewed 4 September 2013

The Pyramid Arena, initially known as the Great American Pyramid and commonly referred to as The Pyramid, was originally built as a 20,142-seat arena located in downtown Memphis at the banks of the Mississippi River. The facility was built in 1991 and was originally owned and operated jointly by the city of Memphis and Shelby County; Shelby County sold its share to Memphis in April 2009. Its unique structure plays on the city's namesake in Egypt, known for its ancient pyramids. It is 321 feet (98m, about 32 stories) tall and has base sides of 591 ft; it is by some measures the sixth largest pyramid in the world behind the Great Pyramid of Giza (456 ft), Khafre's Pyramid (448 ft), Luxor Hotel (348 ft), the Red Pyramid (341 ft), and the Bent Pyramid (332 ft). It is also slightly (about 16 feet) taller than the Statue of Liberty. A statue of Ramesses the Great stood in front of the pyramid, which was created from a mold of the actual statue in Egypt. In 2011, this statue was leased to the University of Memphis for the cost of $1 and was moved to the campus in April 2012.

The Pyramid Arena has not been regularly used as a sports venue since 2004. The facility is currently being converted into a Bass Pro Shops "megastore".

Visited October 2012
3 Thank Gina T
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