Stores for Exploring the Great Outdoors in Dallas

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Getting out into the great outdoors has never been easier for Dallas residents since there are a variety of retailers that cater to outdoor activities. There are plenty of stores that carry name brand gear for biking, hiking, camping, kayaking, paddle boarding, camping and so much more.

With a number of options to choose from, we’ve picked some of our favorite stores to help you do more adventuring. There are plenty of options to choose from all around the AMLI Dallas apartments. Get ready to spend some quality time in nature—here’s our list of favorite stores for exploring the great outdoors in Dallas.

Whole Earth Provision Co.

5400 Mockingbird Lane

Whole Earth Provision Co. offers products that complement those individuals who have an ongoing passion for nurturing the environment. With over 40 years in business, Whole Earth Provision Co. is a prime location for those in search of high-quality outdoors gear and accessories from a family-owned business based in Texas. Choose from a wide range of climbing gear, camping equipment, hiking shoes and more. You’ll be more prepared to hit the rugged terrain than ever before.

Academy Sports + Outdoors

8050 Forest Lane

This sporting goods store sells athletic apparel and footwear, plus outdoor gear and fitness equipment. As one of the bigger chains, Academy Sports + Outdoors makes it easy for everyone in Dallas to spend more of their time outside and active. They carry a wide range of quality hunting, fishing and camping gear, as well as patio sets and barbecue grills, along with other sports and recreation products.

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Sun & Ski

11170 N. Central Expressway #100

This specialty retailer offers outdoor, skiing and water-sport clothing and equipment for men, women and children. Sun & Ski services all of your ski and snowboarding needs and helps to equip you for your next outdoor adventure. They have everything for biking, running, water sports, swimming and high-quality apparel for each.

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Run On!

500 E. Mockingbird Lane

This fitness retailer is rooted in running. Run On! has a heritage in the Dallas area and is committed to give runners a better experience on the trail. Whether you’re a first-time runner or an experienced marathoner, they have products, apparel and classes for all levels. They also carry clothing and equipment for weight training, yoga and other fitness activities. We love Run On! because they not only sell apparel, products and equipment but also have weekly running groups that run various routes through Dallas.

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REI

5929 E. NW Highway

Recreation Equipment Inc. (REI) is all about getting outside and exploring. Their stores have just about every kind of outdoor gear you could ask for, but specialize in backpacking, canoeing and kayaking, cycling, climbing and other activities that greatly emphasize natural areas and the outdoors. REI has quality, name-brand gear and clothing so you can be ready to hit the trails, slopes and waterways. Not only do they sell great equipment, but also have a variety of classes such as backpacking basics, camp cooking, bike maintenance, map reading and much more.

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The North Face

8687 N. Central Expressway

The North Face store is located on the first level of North Park Center right off Highway 75. You’ll find high-quality active clothing and footwear for men, women and kids for every outdoor occasion. They have equipment like backpacks, hiking gear, camping items and more. The North Face has some of the best gear for athletes and those who just want to explore in comfort.

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Stores for Exploring the Great Outdoors in Dallas

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Lauren is a freelance web designer and writer out of Asheville, NC. Lauren has worked with a variety of businesses from manufacturing, healthcare, non-profits, and eCommerce shops to enhance their online presence. When she's not working, she's hiking with her dogs, cooking something tasty, or planning her next adventure.