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White Oaks Mall

Address: 2501 Wabash Avenue, Springfield, IL 62704
Phone Number: 217-787-8560
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Ranked #40 of 67 things to do in Springfield
Type: Malls, Shopping & Fashion
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Type: Malls, Shopping & Fashion
Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 9:30 pm

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Springfield, Illinois, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Shop elsewhere - preferably at a locally owned business. The mall is "old and busted," so to speak. This isn't the '80s - you've changed your hairstyle, now change where you shop. Move along kids, nothing to see here at "White Folks" mall. A large park where the facility now stands would be a much better situation. Save your time... More 

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Delaware, Ohio
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148 reviews 148 reviews
35 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

This is a nice mall overall. During our visits to the area over the years, it had always appeared that this mall was on its way out, but we were surprised during this visit. The interior seems to have been renovated at some time and feels more inviting. There were a large number of stores between the two floors which... More 

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Pekin, Illinois
18 reviews 18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

we stopped in to pick up a couple things and to kill some time. it had a lot of choices to shop not too many high dollar stores but nice for us middle class shoppers. nice food court and a play area for the little ones. the shops we went in are fairly large with a nice variety. If I... More 

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Springfield, Missouri
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79 reviews 79 reviews
41 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

On bad weather days the mall can be a nice outing. There is a child's soft play area, carrousel and train. The train is located at the opposite end of the playground. There is a glow in the dark mini golf course. The mall has most national brands. It isn't as big as huge malls in big cities but it's... More 

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Springfield, Tennessee
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Two stories, nicely laid out, lots of shops and employees were very nice. We bought some shoes and clothes.

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Springfield, Illinois
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

If you're used to shopping in big malls in big cities, prepare be to disappointed. Pretty small, only 2 floors. All the stores are pretty cheap retail stores, none of the higher end stores you'll find in big cities. They had an Abercrombie and Fitch for awhile but even that got closed down because it was too expensive. Food court... More 

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Moline, Illinois
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96 reviews 96 reviews
41 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

I used to work at the Cookie Factory store so my review might be biased. Our family actually had a good time there. We ate at the food court, with a good variety to choose from. My husband had a sub and my son and I had Chinese. We loved the food. Then I bought my son a cookie at... More 

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Hinsdale, Illinois
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215 reviews 215 reviews
69 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2012

We expected more from this mall once we saw the review. The food court options were very limited and we had to leave to eat dinner. They are doing a renovation, maybe this will help.

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83 reviews 83 reviews
32 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2012

Local nickname: "White Folks Mall." That's because they built it as far from the "colored" section of Springfield as they possibly could. This limited mall is sort of a junior version of most large city malls. If you're accustomed to Los Angeles or Phoenix malls, you're going to walk in, take one look at the small place, and walk back... More 

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53 reviews 53 reviews
31 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2011

They are going to update the mall and the food court soon with better choices. I like the stores and the staff. Sometimes there are questionable people hanging around, but it is there mall too. -Daughter

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