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Shopping In South Dakota

Unique Finds in South Dakota

Whether it’s antiques, the latest in fashion, or unique gifts, South Dakota offers a wonderful shopping experience. Spend time in downtown Sioux Falls, search for unique finds in the Black Hills, or hit the malls in Rapid City. Get inspired by the many shopping areas and make the most of your trip.

Badlands and Black Hills Region

Visitors to the Badlands area are amazed by the breathtaking scenery, but you will also be surprised by the many items that invite a shopping spree. You’ll find Black Hills Gold jewelry, leather and pottery, quilts, handcrafted Sioux bead work, antiques, Western art, rare gifts and local foods with its origin on the Dakota prairie.

You'll find a wide variety of shopping options when traveling to Rapid City. From unique downtown shops to the Rushmore Mall to Native American arts and crafts outlets, there's plenty of places to shop throughout the town. Check out Rushmore Crossing, a charming outdoor mall or browse the local stores, gift shops, and art galleries and take home an authentic piece of Rapid City from the Main Street Square.

Anchored by JCPenney, Sears, and Herberger's, Rushmore Mall is a 900,000-square foot shopping center boasting a variety of retail stores, from locally-owned boutiques to national chains. Stores include Furniture Row, Scheels All Sports, Gordmans, Target, T.J. Maxx, and Bed Bath and Beyond. Shoppers will also find a food court and several restaurants surrounding the mall with plenty of dining opportunities for all appetites.

Many of Rapid City's stores and boutiques are locally owned and offer unique products made in South Dakota. Located across from Main Street Square, take some time to browse through the Prairie Edge Trading Co. & Galleries offering the finest collection of Native American art, crafts, books, music and cultural artifact reproductions. You will also want to visit the Alex Johnson Mercantile. Here you will find and large assortment of one-of-a-kind gifts, including hand painted feathers and original pottery.

While traveling through South Dakota, you can’t miss the signs directing you to the Wall Drugstore. This one-of-a-kind roadside attraction is one of the most popular sites to pick up a souvenir of the Keystone state. Shopping options are plentiful at Wall Drug Mall. If you’re looking for the perfect South Dakota keepsake, you will find it here, including art, clothing, leather goods, trinkets, jewelry, and Christmas ornaments. If your visit to South Dakota has brought out your inner cowboy or cowgirl, Wall Drugstore has everything you need to cowboy up - from boots and buckles to belts and hats.

South East South Dakota Region

Shopping in Southeast South Dakota is full of fun and surprises for everyone. You will find a variety of shopping experiences and unique items. Spend the day shopping at one of the malls in Sioux Falls or the historic downtown district Yankton.

Enjoy the uniqueness of specialty shops like Edgar’s Ol’ Fashioned Soda Fountain and Fensel’s Gift Shop or visit the gift shops of after a winery tour and shop for wines and accessories.

Our Favorite Places to Shop

Empire Mall

Boasting over 140 retailers, Empire Mall is located in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.