Shopping at antique stores in South Dakota is an experience like none other. With all the history throughout the state, you never know when you’ll stumble upon a piece of South Dakota’s past. Let the hunt for old treasures begin in these 10 great South Dakota antique stores!
If you want to examine a treasure trove of items from the early gold mining days, you’ve come to the right place. Named after a local mine from the 1890s, the store has shared Keystone history for more than 40 years. Many visitors claim that it feels more like an American history museum than an antique store. Have a sweet tooth? Holy Terror also has an old-fashioned candy counter stuffed with every candy from licorice to gum balls to lollipops. The store is so large and packed with history, make sure to set aside more than a few minutes.
Halley’s is a must-stop for any Keystone travelers. Not only do they have generations of antiques, but the store also is a restaurant and general local hangout. Order a burger and fries, enjoy the live music, chat with the locals, and check out the huge antique collection.
More than anything, Deadwood Dick’s is an experience. Like the Michelangelo of Deadwood businesses, it is both a hotel, saloon, gaming hall, and antique mall. Also like Michelangelo, they are exceptional at everything they do. Located downtown, it is housed in a historic warehouse building with a 98-year-old European elevator with gated doors. The mall contains over 25 dealers on three floors covering 12,000 square-feet. Grab some grub before you go—you won’t be disappointed!
The Antique Emporium is Deadwood’s largest antique store, covering 10,000 square-feet with approximately 100,000 items. This shop is a local favorite, with visitors returning time and again for the large assortment of interesting antiques at reasonable prices. Greeting visitors from outside the building are marvelous cast iron statues. Check out their website for great online deals or head on down to the Antique Emporium for one-of-a-kind finds of Deadwood history.
This store has a great claim to fame—it’s where wild west legend Wild Bill Hickok was shot and killed while playing cards in 1876. History buffs can not only take a tour of the basement where the dirty deed occurred, but also browse the amazing collection of Deadwood antiques. From antique guns to gambling items to household appliances, there is something here to fascinate even the pickiest antique hound.
The Farmer’s Daughter is a quaint little store, sure to delight with their unique selection of specialty items including a hand-carved black walnut bed and a beautiful oak ice box. The family-run store also has a wide selection of home décor, including a full-sized gazebo. With the cozy interior, wide selection of items, and friendly service, you won’t want to leave. It’s definitely a trip down memory lane.
This mother and daughter-run antique store has a fine selection of items from the past such as furniture, glass, rugs, jewelry, paintings and other art, chandeliers, and more. The furniture is elegant and one-of-a-kind, in French, American, and European styles. It is easy to find, as the only lavender store in downtown Sioux Falls.
St. Joe’s is not only the largest antique mall in Rapid City—it is now the largest in the entire state of South Dakota. With two floors and over 40 dealers, covering over 21,000 square-feet, the antiques seem never ending. They have a large collection of valuables: Furniture, jewelry, clothing, books, art, toys, tools, fishing, accessories, glasswork, clocks, collectables, tools, military, western antiques, and much more. Their inventory is constantly rotating, so you’ll find new items with each visit. With St. Joe’s, you’ll always find a treasure!
Open since 1987, Threads of Memories antique mall features quality antiques from over 20 dealers. They have seemingly everything here: Old tools, kitchenware, bottles, vintage Hollywood posters, pictures, records, paintings, books, furniture, and sports equipment. Another big hit is the specialty roasted coffee. Come for the antiques, stay for the coffee! Visit Threaded Memories and take a trip back in time.
With everything from old kitchenware to retro 1970s pieces and absolutely everything in between, this is a must-visit. The merchandise has class, character, and charm at a reasonable price. Add a dash of vintage style to your home with mint-condition furniture from the 19th century. Classic dial telephones, traditional glassware and other knick knacks from the past are on display. You’re not going to want to miss this Brookings cornerstone.