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Get to Know Louisville's Malls


There are several Louisville malls to choose from when you're up for a day of shopping. There's Oxmoor Mall, The Summit, Jefferson Mall, and the Mall St. Matthews on the Kentucky side of the river, and then there's Green Tree Mall and River Falls Mall on the Indiana side of the river. The following information should help you decide which mall is the best for your shopping needs.

Oxmoor Mall

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Oxmoor Mall in Louisville is one of the more prestigious local malls. It is located in St. Matthews, just down Shelbyville Road from the Mall St. Matthews. The Oxmoor Mall is home to more than 50 shops and restaurants, including American Eagle Outfitters, Dick's Sporting Goods, Gymboree, NY & Co., Old Navy, and Pottery Barn Kids.

The Summit Louisville

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The Summit is Louisville's newest shopping mall. It is located off of Brownsboro Road in the city's East End. The Summit Louisville is an outlet mall with nearly 400,000 square feet of retail space. It is home to more than 50 stores and restaurants, including Pier 1, Gap, Express, Barnes & Noble, and Bath and Body Works.

Mall St. Matthews

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The St. Matthews Mall was Louisville’s first true indoor mall, and it remains to this day one of the most popular malls in Louisville. Located on Shelbyville Road just off of the Watterson Expressway in St. Matthews, the 1.1 million square foot St. Matthews Mall has more than 130 stores, including Aeropostale, Ann Taylor Loft, Arhaus, Aveda, bebe, Brooks Brothers, Brookstone, Harold's, J. Jill, Pottery Barn, and Williams-Sonoma.

Jefferson Mall

Jefferson Mall in Louisville is the mall of choice for most South End residents. Located on Outer Loop just down from Preston Highway in Okolona, Jefferson Mall is easily accessible from I-65, I-265, and I-264. Jefferson Mall is the home to more than 120 popular stores and restaurants, including JCPenney, Dillard's, Macy's, Old Navy, and Sears.

Green Tree Mall

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Green Tree Mall is Clarksville's only true mall. After the River Falls Mall was closed and converted into a huge Outdoor World, Green Tree Mall was left as the only traditional mall on the Lewis and Clark Parkway stretch. Additionally, since much of Lewis and Clark Parkway's business has moved to the newer Veteran's Parkway, Green Tree Mall is likely the biggest shopping attraction left on Lewis and Clark Parkway in Clarksville. The Green Tree Mall is home to more than 70 stores and restaurants, including Dillard's, JCPenney, Sears, Hollister, and Victoria's Secret.

River Falls Mall

When I was growing up, River Falls Mall in Clarksville was a two-floor mall with a traditional mall on the first floor and an arcade on the second floor. However, the River Falls Mall was always more popular among teenagers than money-spending adults, so, in 2005, the mall was replaced entirely with a nearly 300,000 square foot Bass Pro Shops store. The stores that are now considered part of River Falls Mall are simply located in the same parking lot on the mall's property. Today, the River Falls Mall property is home to less than ten stores and includes a Great Escape Theater.

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