Archery Hall of Fame & Museum
at Bass Pro Shops, Springfield, Missouri

Museum Hours:

Open 7 Days a Week: 10am-7pm

417.891.5346

Featuring the World Famous Fred Bear Collection and Much More!

The mission of The Archery Hall of Fame & Museum is to honor outstanding figures in archery like Fred Bear, Earl Hoyt, Jr., and Ben Pearson, by inducting them into its hall of fame. This, the finest archery museum in the world, seeks to preserve the history and tradition of archery and bowhunting for future generations.

Fred Bear with antlers from his 1,500-pound moose

Fred Bear with antlers from his 1,500-pound moose.

Fred Bear
World record Alaskan brown bear

The world record Alaskan Brown Bear for bow and arrow taken by Fred Bear with one arrow at 20 yards in May 1960.

A Closer Look at the Archery Hall of Fame and Museum

The Archery Hall of Fame and Museum has roughly 1,500 artifacts representing a majority of its 72 members. It took 40 years for the Hall to find a permanent home. Check out A Closer Look at the Archery Hall of Fame and Museum to learn more about the members of the Hall of Fame, the dream of finally opening the museum and the memorabilia that fills it.

Holless Allen Prototype Bow

Holless Allen Prototype Compound Bow (early 1960s) revolutionized archery.

The Women of the Archery Hall of Fame and Museum

Of the 72 members of the Archery Hall of Fame, 14 of them are women. These women helped popularize target archery in the '40s, '50s and '60s and today are memorialized at the Archery Hall of Fame and Museum. Read more about some of these women and their accomplishments in The Women of the Archery Hall of Fame.

Geronimo's Bow and Quiver

Geronimo's Bow and Quiver. He made this bow while in captivity in Florida. The string is made of sinew which was chewed to make it soft and workable.