Welcome to Springfield and the Grandaddy of all Outdoor Stores. We are the original Bass Pro Shops and are located in the heart of Springfield, Missouri at the intersection of Campbell and Sunshine Street. Our store is almost 500,000 square feet in size and is dedicated to the beauty of the outdoors with art from local artists and craftsmen prominently displayed on all the walls and ceilings making the store part shopping experience and part art museum visit.
Walking in you will find yourself immersed in a natural looking environment complete with waterfalls, springs and as many live fish as you can count. Here in store we have 7 large fish tanks including a tank holding 2 of the largest Alligator Gar in the world. Our waterfall tank in store is home to all native fish including some large sturgeon! Along with our huge tanks is a particularly special exhibit to our store, the Alligator Pit. Until early this last year our Alligator Pit was home to Big Al the albino alligator. We at the store are happy to say Al has retired to a lovely exhibit in Florida where he has plenty of room to move around and enjoy being a gator. In his place are 6 young female alligators, which seem to be much more active than Big Al.
Along with all the live fish and mounts we have two amazing museums here in the store. Located on our fourth floor are the NRA National Sporting Arms Museum and the Archery Hall of Fame. The NRA National Sporting Arms Museum is dedicated to showing the progression of sporting arms throughout history. The museum also includes a large portion of arms from famous people through history like Jesse James’ revolver and holster or Teddy Roosevelt’s hunting rifle. This museum is connected to the Archery Hall of Fame which takes a historical look at archery throughout the U.S. In the Archery Hall of Fame is the wall of members. On this wall are the likes of Fred Bear and other archers and manufacturers who have changed the sport in their own way. In our collection is the original prototype compound bow and Geronimo’s bow and quiver that he handmade.
In Bass Pro you never know what you will find! Look out for our Fudge and Coffee Shops at the Grand Entrance and by our registers. Or follow the big knife sign in the Hunting Department to our Knife Shop complete with knife sharpening post! If you are in need of a new bow but not sure which one is best let the guys in the Archery Department know and they will let you test one out on our indoor archery range! Maybe your thing is pistol shooting, head down into our Camping Department where you will find our Indoor Handgun Range where you can practice your technique! Right next to our Pistol Range you will find our Rifle Tube. You need a scope sighted in? Let our associates at the Rifle Tube know and they can sight in your scope up to 100 yards! Just across the aisle from the Pistol and Rifle Range is our Gun Smith Shop. Our trained associates can fix almost any problem you might have with your firearm and can give advice and cleaning services for just about any firearm imaginable!
Fish Feeding Shows:
Come join us for our fish feeding shows at 10a.m. and 3p.m. in Uncle Bucks Auditorium on our ground floor to watch as our divers feed the fish and give a seminar on native Missouri fish!
NRA National Sporting Arms Museum and Archery Hall of Fame:
Come and enjoy the National Sporting Arms Museum and the Archery Hall of Fame here in the Grandaddy store! Located on the fourth floor and open from 10a.m. to 7p.m. these museums are great for all ages!