10 Best Shopping Malls and Outlets in South Dakota

Whether you’re treating yourself or picking up a birthday gift, the mall is the perfect place to find just about anything. Need a new pair of headphones? A graduation party dress? The latest in popular sneakers? South Dakota’s expansive shopping malls and outlets have you more than covered. Here are the 10 best in the state.   

The Empire Mall, Sioux Falls, SD

With over 140 specialty shops as well as the many dining choices, the Empire Mall in Sioux Falls has a store fit for everyone’s needs and tastes. The mall has an astounding 1,300,000 square-feet of retail space and includes anchor stores like JCPenney, Macy’s, Seats, and Dick’s Sporting Goods. The mall serves as something of a town gathering place and hotspot, attracting more than seven million visitors annually. There are plenty of stops in the food court to curb your hunger, like at one of the fast food joints of at one of the sit down restaurants like Red Robin, Red Lobster, or Applebees. The mall is easily located off of I-29, making it a convenient stop for travelers and tourists. 

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Uptown Rapid, Rapid City, SD

Residents from across western South Dakota, Wyoming, and Nebraska head to the Uptown Rapid for the best shopping experience in the tri-state area! Whether watching a movie at the AMC, shopping at one of the many boutiques, chowing down on a huge variety of food court grub, do some errands at the DMV, or relax at the Dead Sea Spa, there is truly something for everyone at this shopping mall! Uptown Rapid was opened back in 1978 and has been a staple of the community ever since. The mall has a large variety of stores and anchor stores like JCPenney, Herberger’s, and At Home.

Watertown Mall, Watertown, SD

The Watertown Mall is a favorite retail experience among locals and tourists alike. The huge mall has over 45 merchants, from apparel to gifts to beauty and health to restaurants and specialty shops galore! Some of the mall’s bigger stores include Maurices, Hy Vee Supermarket, and Herberger’s. Whether shopping at any number of stores, eating delicious food, or just walking around the lively mall, there is always something to do at the Watertown Mall!  

Aberdeen Mall, Aberdeen, SD

The Aberdeen Mall is always a popular hangout spot, due to the multitude of stores, cinemas, and the tantalizing food court. The mall houses over 30 stores, a vintage arcade with more than 15 games, and plenty of specialty stores. The Aberdeen Mall is conveniently located on East Highway 12 across from the Target store.

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The Western Mall, Sioux Falls, SD

Sioux Falls has no shortage of great malls, and The Western Mall is no exception! This sprawling and spacious mall has a movie theater, Sheels, Best Buy, salons, furniture stores, clothing and apparel stores, a fabric shop, and both locally owned and fast food chain restaurants. One of the mall’s main draws is the West Mall 7 Theaters, a clean and affordable cinema experience with all the latest Hollywood flicks.

Rushmore Crossing, Rapid City, SD

A fairly recent addition to the city, Rushmore Crossing is an incredibly popular outlet mall that has quickly become one of the best shopping experiences in the area. The outlet includes department stores like Target and Gordmans, specialty apparel, jewelers, shoe stores, health and beauty, sporting goods like Scheel’s, and plenty of restaurants.  

Village Square Mall, Brookings, SD

Located in the heart of Brookings, Village Square is a popular outlet mall among both fashionistas and casual shoppers alike. The mall is adjacent to the busy South Dakota State University campus and the scenic McCrory Gardens, giving the mall a high amount of traffic. Perhaps due to their proximity to the gardens, the mall is known for the many flowers decorating the walkways as well as the many flower murals. The mall is home to many stores including AT&T, Dunham’s Sporting Goods, Great Clips, HealthSource Chiropractic, Oscar Nail Spa, Travel Leaders, Wyshbone Market, Year Round Brown, and many restaurants.

Yankton Mall, Yankton, SD

The Yankton Mall is so much more than just a collection of stores. It is a gathering place for the city of Yankton and the people here. Businesses here include an AMC movie theater, bridal boutique, sports shop, carpenter’s store, mattresses, a pub and casino, River City Music Studios, sewing store, ceramics, and much more. The mall hosts events throughout the year including the much-anticipated Carnival and Riverboat Days event in which 170 craft booths set up shop. 

Baken Park, Rapid City, SD

If Rushmore Mall isn’t enough for local shopaholics, Rapid City also offers plenty of stores and retail experiences at the outlet mall of Baken Park. From dining options to an urgent care center to grocery stores to apparel spots, Baken Park is a can’t-miss shopping experience!

Northridge Plaza, Pierre, SD

Whether locally owned boutiques or nationwide mega stores, Northridge Plaza in Pierre has it all. The mall boasts stores for men and women’s clothing, shoes, health and supplements, salons, sporting equipment, accessories, home decor, financial services, children’s goods and toys, party supplies, groceries, jewelry, and music goods. 

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