The Major Shopping Areas of Sioux Falls
Everything's Waiting for You
From shops to restaurants and tons of fun family activities, it's time to get up close and personal with the heart of South Dakota's largest city.
The Empire Mall
You definitely can't pass up this one-stop shop! The Empire Mall is not only Sioux Falls' largest shopping district, but it's also the largest shopping destination between Denver and Minneapolis. With over 140 retailers to choose from, your day is set for a shopping spree! If you need a quick break, stop at the food court for a snack from a variety of eateries to choose from.
Pack a picnic with your family’s favorites and claim a spot on the lawn at Sioux Falls’ main attraction, Falls Park. No time to pack a picnic? The Overlook Café, located in the park, has historic charm, serving as the Sioux Falls Light and Power Company from 1908 until 1974. With a patio that sits right above the river, you’ll enjoy breathtaking views while sharing a meal with friends or family.
8th & Railroad Shopping Center
This is where you’ll discover one-of-a-kind stores you won’t find anywhere else. Browse local artwork at Eastbank Art Gallery, find beautiful décor accents at Simply Perfect, snag the perfect bath and body product at Juniper Apothecary.
Bike Trails & Greenway
Sioux Falls has 30 miles of paved trails to explore by bike or foot. The trail weaves through downtown and several of the city’s parks, including Falls Park. You’ll find water fountains, public restrooms, and restaurants along the way, too.
Explore some of the gems that make our downtown shine, from great local stores and boutiques to unique restaurants and nightlife options. Head out with the girls for a whirlwind shopping spree, or take a romantic starlit stroll on a quiet evening after dinner.
Washington Pavilion & Kirby Science Center
Over 100 exciting hands-on science exhibits, live science demos, music, movies, and a touchable tornado will keep kids of all ages entertained for hours. Admission includes unlimited films in the Wells Fargo CineDome—the perfect indoor solution for a freezing winter or sweltering summer day.
Our famous SculptureWalk hosts one-of-a-kind sculptures by global artists with a new lineup every year. You’ll find these varied works of art throughout downtown Sioux Falls. And because the outdoors is your gallery, you can grab a treat from Queen City Bakery or a latte from Coffea to enjoy while you walk.