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“It's like the Disneyland of sporting goods stores.”

Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World
Ranked #1 of 23 Shopping in Springfield
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: This huge sporting goods store has over 14,000 items of merchandise in 150,000 square feet.
Reviewed August 25, 2013

I'm not a huge sportsman, but I heard about the Bass Pro Shop in Springfield, Missouri and figured it was worth a look. Boy, was it! The shear size of the building is spectacular. When you walk in you see aquariums filed with trout and other sport fish, there's even a tank with a 6foot alligator gar. Oh, and there's an enclosure with a couple of crocodiles. Giant stuffed bears, elk, deer and other critters are everywhere. I walked toward the fishing department and instead of having one, maybe two, aisles of fishing poles, they must have had 15! Take your camera because you want to show your friends what you saw. He place houses the National Archery Hall of Fame and a firearms museum. Anything you could possibly need for hunting, fishing or spending time outdoors is here and there's like a bazillion choices of each thing. Even if you're not the outdoor type, you gotta see this place.

Thank jtlerman
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Reviewed August 22, 2013

Great store with so many cool things to see! Anything related to Bass Pro is very detailed and amazing...there are waterfalls with taxidermy animals and an area near the cash registers that makes it seem like you are underwater thanks to lighting and the painted ceiling that includes things like the bottom of a boat, ducks feet, etc. There are aquariums and a shooting range! They have a new gun museum and someday the Wonders of Wildlife will reopen. They have a wonderful restaurant called Hemingways.I believe this was their first store and head quarters. Even if you aren't into hunting, fishing, or camping you could still spend an enjoyable hour or two looking at everything! Go in the bathrooms near the cash registers and turtles...unless they have changed them they are cool and be sure to look up at the ceiling!

Thank MamaHuHot
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Reviewed August 21, 2013

We love the variety of items available, and we love all the stuffed and living wildlife! The prices are reasonable. There's always room to park with our boat. It's always super clean and the staff is friendly and helpful.

Thank Tim C
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Reviewed August 18, 2013

The Springfield Bass Pro is as much a zoo and a museum as it is a store. You can spend a couple of hours here just looking at the aquariums and water features. Even if you have a Bass Pro near you make it a point to stop in at the Springfield world headquarters if you are nearby. And don't forget to check out the Bass Pro catalog outlet store located next door.

Thank Brian_P_in_KC
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Reviewed August 17, 2013

The only store I know that's also a tourist destination! Friendly, clean, well stocks & stuffed with surprising attention-to-detail decorating & wildlife in every corner. Very, very cool!

Thank BritChrisK
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