What's in Store

There's so much to see and do at these shops that buying stuff is almost beside the point.

American Girl Place Girls can dine with their dolls and give dolls a new look at the salon. Locations in New York City, Chicago, and L.A., americangirlplace.com.

Bass Pro Shops Indoor waterfalls, aquariums, live alligators, archery ranges, and even a barbershop. 1935 S. Campbell, Springfield, Mo., 417/887-7334.

Cabela's A huge sporting goods store (180,000 square feet) with museum-quality stuffed trophy animals. 10300 Cabela Dr., Kansas City, Kans., 913/328-0322.

Dylan's Candy Bar Gigantic candy selection, custom-made sundaes, chocolate fountains for dipping strawberries, and other treats. New York City, Houston, and Orlando, dylanscandybar.com.

L.L.Bean Fly-fishing and kayaking clinics, weekend concerts. 95 Main St., Freeport, Maine, 800/559-0747 ext. 37222.

REI Gear-testing stations, a climbing wall, a mountain-bike track, and more. 222 Yale Ave. N., Seattle, 206/223-1944.

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