MacArthur Center

MacArthur Center, Norfolk: Hours, Address, MacArthur Center Reviews: 4.5/5

MacArthur Center
4.5
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
About
The MacArthur Center shopping mall in Norfolk, VA. hosts shops and restaurants including the area's premier Dillard's department store. At our Norfolk shopping center we have shops you won't find anywhere else in the area like Lush, Pottery Barn, and The Art of Shaving. The mall is off Interstate 264, just west of Norfolk State University.
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Scott
San Francisco, CA4,491 contributions
From best 2 worst
May 2021 • Solo
This used to be my favorite Mall in this area. Visited yesterday and found at least half of the stores closed. The mall is a ghost town.
Written May 14, 2021
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Brandon
Pittsburgh, PA154 contributions
Nice Mall
Feb. 2021
If you're looking for a mall to go to while in the area, this is a very nice mall. There is a great variety of stores to choose from and it is right in the middle of town. This is also a good place to park if you are visiting the memorial which is right outside the mall.
Written March 19, 2021
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KC L
2 contributions
There is nothing interesting about this mall most of the stores are empty
Dec. 2019
food court selections are limited, the mall looks empty. They charge you for parking and travel from Portsmouth or Suffolk may require tunnel toll
Written January 8, 2020
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RLWOrangePark
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL3,496 contributions
Nice and Clean Downtown Mall But Only 1 Department Store
Sep. 2019
This is a very large, attractive and clean shopping mall in downtown Norfolk. Dillard's is there only department store (reason why I gave it only 1 star) since Nordstrom recently closed. There are approximately 100 plus other stores and restaurants and a convenient parking garage (cost $1 for up to 3 hours). Mall is located across the street from the old City Hall which now houses the MacArthur Memorial Museum which I highly recommend.
Written December 8, 2019
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Va5traveler
Waynesboro, VA652 contributions
Shopping
Nov. 2019 • Couples
Nice mall with several food choices. Pay parking garage beside mall with entrances to mall. Like many malls today several closed stores but stills has many shopping choices.
Written November 11, 2019
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retireeVancouver
Vancouver, Canada1,650 contributions
Modern new mall in the middle of town
Sep. 2019
We referred among ourselves to this shopping mall as "Dillards" which is the anchor department store. The mall is very convenient for cruisers to walk to from the cruise terminal. Perhaps it is called "MacArthur Center" because it is located across the street from the swanky MacArthur Memorial which was once City Hall, now restored. The Moses Myers House is on the other side of the mall on Freemason Street while the historic St. Paul's Episcopal Church is located at its parking garage entrance on Cumberland Street.

This modern 3 level A/C mall provided a welcome relief from the outdoor heat. Shoppers will find a variety of their familiar chain clothing stores in this mall. Escalators whip visitors quickly up to the 3rd level food court and WC, located closer to the Freemason Street entrance. There seemed to be plenty of undercover parking - perhaps with a charge.

At street level, we also enjoyed looking at the mall's 16 display windows each filled with an important event from Virginia's 400 year history, from 1624 to present day. This display called Windows on History was very interesting for me as a visitor and someone unfamiliar with the history of the locale. The timeline was continuous along the length of these windows on City Hall Avenue. Individual windows had photos of important people and buildings, quotes from important personages, or copies of documents. I liked the display about the revolutionary times with a picture of Lord Dunmore who had shot the cannonball that still remains in St. Paul's Church.

I found this shopping mall a pleasure to visit. Its proximity to core attractions in Norfolk was a definite plus as I could use my time in visiting the attractions, not getting to them.
Written October 14, 2019
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R6908OYwilliams
New York City, NY464 contributions
Cute mall
Aug. 2019 • Family
Nice mall with lots of cool shops. Typical what you would expect with some nice stores. Decent food court. Parking is $1 for the first 3 hours.
Written August 24, 2019
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Stephen R
Wellington, FL3,185 contributions
It's a Mall
Aug. 2019
If you're looking for a mall, this one is as good as any. It has a variety of stores, a few empty ones, a lot of security and a decent food court as well as other restaurants. It's within walking distance of many of the hotels in downtown Norfolk.
Written August 19, 2019
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pfilia
Montreal, Canada23 contributions
Very interesting
Jul. 2019 • Family
Nice mall, beautifully situated in the middle of downtown Norfolk, which is beautiful! There was a wide variety of stores and shops.
Written July 30, 2019
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Kim H
Roanoke, VA1,675 contributions
Attractive Mall
Jul. 2019 • Solo
Larger mall with lots of attractive seating areas, at least one operating fountain, a parking garage, a full food court, and anchor stores. At least one empty storefront has been changed into a free ping pong and similar play area. Friendly, active security staff. Children's play area off food court (requires supervision). Clean. Needs more outlets in public spaces but located at least one charging bar (street level, south end).
Written July 10, 2019
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