TRAVEL TO Battlefield Mall

THE FASHIONABLE WAY TO SHOP

GENERAL OVERVIEW


The 1.2 million-square-foot Battlefield Mall represents the heart of shopping and dining in Springfield, MO and Southwest Missouri. With more than 150 retailers and restaurants, including a lifestyle portion this center is great for families, group tours, and romantic nights on the town and serious shopping.


Battlefield Mall is home to the hottest retailers from Francesca’s Collections to Coach. and just about everything in between. Offering something for everyone, the center has discounters such as Forever 21 and Old Navy to White House| Black Market, Ann Taylor and Banana Republic


The diverse palate is also represented with American, Japanese, Tex-Mex and more including Ruby Tuesday’s, Nakato Japanese Steakhouse, Newk’s Express Cafe, Five Guys Burger’s & Fries, and Moe’s Southwestern Grill.


Conveniently located in Springfield’s Southside neighborhood, Battlefield Mall is easily accessible at the corner of Glenstone Avenue and Battlefield Road, just 1-mile west of Highway 65.


Battlefield Mall is more than a mall. It truly is a destination!


Where to Stay


After a long day of retail therapy, find a place to unwind, rest your head and be refreshed for another day in Springfield. The Hilton Garden Inn at Glenstone and Republic Road has 110 guestrooms all within minutes of the shops and restaurants of Battlefield Mall.





STAY & PLAY


Where to Play

At 3,021 square miles, Springfield is the 3rd largest city in the State of Missouri. The Springfield Metropolitan Area population is 436,712 includes the counties of Christian, Dallas, Polk and Webster. Springfield’s nickname is the Queen City of the Ozarks and is known as the Birthplace of Route 66 as well as the home of several universities including Missouri State University.


As the Queen City of the Ozark’s, Springfield is known for its outdoor activities including hiking trails, parks and recreational lakes. There are 92 parks including the Botanical Center at Nathaneal Greene Memorial Park, three golf courses, a zoo and other facilities owned by the Greene-Couty Park Board. A 35-mile crushed gravel trail, the Friso Highline Trail, connects Springfield to the town of Bolivar and is particularly popular with mountain bikers. Local recreational facilities have been host to state, local and national tournaments in softball, soccer, hockey and tennis. Located on the outskirts of town, the Missouri Department of Conservation's Springfield Nature Center as well as Wilson's Creek National Battlefield are good places to take a short hike and enjoy nature. The nearby James and Finley rivers provide opportunity for fishing and canoeing, and for those who enjoy hiking, horseback riding, or wilderness camping, the 2,500-acre Busiek National Forest lies just 20 miles to the south. Finally, Table Rock Lake and the Branson entertainment area are within 45 miles.


Springfield plays host to college teams from Missouri State www.missouritate.edu (NCAA Division I-Football Championship Series), Drury University www.druryuniversity.net (NCAA Division II), and few minor professional teams (see below). Springfield is also home to a number of amateur sporting events. The PGA sponsored Price Cutter Charity Championship is played at Highland Springs Country Club on the southeast side of Springfield. The Missouri Sports Hall of Fame is located near the city as well. JQH Arena, which opened in 2009, is home to the Missouri State University Bears and Lady Bears basketball teams, and O'Reilly Family Events Center, which opened fall 2010, is now the new home to the Drury University Panthers men's and women's basketball teams.


Like many cities across the nation, Springfield has seen resurgence in its downtown area. Many of the older buildings have been renovated into mixed-use buildings such as lofts, office space, restaurants, coffee shops, bars, boutiques, and music venues. Located within the Downtown Springfield CID are historic theaters that have been restored to their original state, including the Gillioz and the Landers Theater.


In 2001, Jordan Valley Park opened along with the Mediacom Ice Park. 2001 also saw the opening of The Creamery Arts Center, a city-owned building inside Jordan Valley Park. It is home to the Springfield Regional Arts Council, Springfield Regional Opera, Springfield Ballet, and the Springfield Symphony Orchestra and provides office and meeting space for other arts organizations which serve the community.


A March 2009 New York Times article described the history and ascendancy of cashew chicken in Springfield, where local variations of the popular Chinese dish are ubiquitous. There are several arts events that occur annually including the Walnut Street Arts Fest and the Missouri Literary Festival. Also the First Friday Art Walk occurs the first Friday of every month.


Springfield has also seen increased interest in the local and organic food movement and is home to five farmer's markets, a community garden, several natural food stores, a fair trade chocolate factory, a winery, and three craft breweries.



ONE TANK TRIPS


Located where Battlefield Rd and Glenstone Avenue meet, Battlefield Mall is within a short drive of many nearby cities including Nixa, Ozark, Rogersville, and Republic. Spend the day at one of Missouri’s top attractions, Silver Dollar City, in Branson, MO, just a 40 minute drive from the center.


TRANSPORTATION


There are more than 5,000 parking spaces at Battlefield Mall. The preferred taxicab vendor for Battlefield Mall is Springfield Yellow Cab. Stop by Simon Guest Services inside the mall to order a taxi or contact them at 417.862.5511. In addition, City Utilities operates the public transit system for the city of Springfield and offers a drop off/pick up location directly in front of the Battlefield Mall.


Group tours are always welcome at Battlefield Mall and are encouraged to register with the Mall Management Office to receive mall directories for their groups.



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