Whether searching for well-known stores or unique mom-and-pop shops, shoppers find what they're looking for during retail excursions in Springfield. Locally owned businesses will impress you with a variety of original merchandise and megastores carry all your favorite names. There’s no right or wrong way to shop in Springfield, so the only question left is: where do you begin?

With more than 1.2 million square feet of retail options, Battlefield Mall is a one-stop smorgasbord of shopping. Big names are sure to delight every member of the family. You’ll find what you’re looking for in one of the more than 150 shops in what is southwest Missouri’s largest shopping center and most popular retail destination.

You'll also want to explore more than 30 shopping centers around the city, retail stores downtown and on Commercial Street where you're encouraged to do the C-Street stroll through a historic district that's been revived with fun spots and shops to explore.

If bigger is better in your book, head to Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World, the first and largest Bass Pro store in the world and the most visited attraction in Missouri. In addition to all the hunting, fishing and camping gear you could ever want, this mothership boasts a huge indoor boat showroom. You can spend hours exploring the museums, gazing at huge aquarium fish and taking your photo with a stuffed grizzly bear.

Pro tip: when you’re packing for Springfield, make sure to leave a little room in your suitcase. We guarantee that here, fun is in the bag.