Malls and outlet stores make shopping easy. Whether you’re just browsing or trying to upgrade your entire wardrobe, North Dakota’s vast shopping options are sure to satisfy. C’mon, everyone needs some retail therapy now and then. Here are the 10 best malls and outlets in the state!
The West Acres Regional Shopping Center is a gem of Fargo that attracts locals and tourists alike from all around. The huge mall, the largest in North Dakota, spans 950,000 square-feet of retail space, with about 130 stores that customers can choose from. After a fun day of shopping, take a seat in the spacious 750-seat food court and choose from one of the many different cuisines offered, like Cajun, American, Mexican, and Chinese, among many more. The biggest stores are Best Buy, Macy’s, JCPenney, and Herberger’s. A trip to West Acres Regional Shopping Center is sure to be an enjoyable shopping experience.
Kirkwood Mall is the centerpiece of the Bismarck commercial community and is the second largest mall in the state, following only the Fargo West Acres Mall. The Kirkwood Mall has an astonishing 850,000 square-feet of space with over 90 stores for customers to choose from. The downtown mall has big stores like Target, Scheels, Herberger’s, I. Keating Furniture & Flooring, and JCPenney, with plenty of specialty and smaller stores separating them. The mall is open until 9 p.m. every week day, so it’s convenient for everyone’s schedule.
From pop-up kiosks to ancient sword stores to huge movie theaters and restaurants, the Dakota Square Mall in Minot has something for everyone. At 675,000 square-feet, the mall is the largest with at least a 100-mile radius and is the third largest in the state. One of its unique characteristics is that the mall has a Sleep Inn & Suites hotel attached to it, and is one of only a handful of malls in America to have an attached hotel. If shopping isn’t your thing, make sure to check out the huge 24,000 square-foot waterpark inside, called Splashdown Dakota Super Slides.
The Grand Cities Mall is a part of North Dakota history, as it was the state’s first mall when it was built all the way back in 1964. Interestingly, the state’s second mall opened less than a week later! The 360,000-square-foot facility has large stores like Kmart, Ace Hardware, Poppler’s Music, and Family Dollar, and smaller stores like a cake bakery, dance studio, and the Motor Vehicle Department for the nearby area. between these anchor stores. The Grand Cities Mall has another unique anchor “store”- the HOPE Church.
Columbia Mall is one of the liveliest places in Grand Forks and is one of the state’s top shopping malls. The anchor stores are SCHEELS, Sears, and JCPenney and there are many interesting, smaller stores to visit as well, such as hip clothing stores, shoe stores, phone providers, nail salons, jewelry stores, and more. In addition, the Columbia Mall is popular with local “mall walkers clubs,” which are groups of usually elderly people who get together and walk around the mall for exercise. The mall offers a map for mall walkers that shows all the paths they can take and how long each route is.
The Pinehurst Square shopping center is a large outdoor mall in the capital city. The center was opened in 2006 and is the largest retail area in Bismarck. There are plenty of stores in the square with something for everyone, including Best Buy, PetSmart, Old Navy, Kohls, Dollar Tree, David’s Bridal, Men’s Warehouse, Shoe Carnival, and more. After a long day of shopping, sit down to eat at one of the square’s many restaurants like Texas Roadhouse, Pancheros, Carino’s, Good Times Burgers, Taco Johns, and Five Guys, among many others.
Opened in the 1960s, the Town & Country Shopping Center in Minot was once the largest shopping center in the state! While it has been passed by larger North Dakota mega malls, this shopping center is still one of the best around. They offer plenty of stores so customers can do all their shopping in one convenient location.
Dickinson’s Prairie Hills Mall is an oasis of high quality stores and phenomenal shopping experiences. They have a wide range of stores like shoes, health, jewelry, nails, hairstyling, fashion, bath, gifts, dining options, and a movie theatre. This pristine mall is open on weekdays from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
The Buffalo Mall is conveniently located along Highway 281 South at the intersection of Interstate-94. It is the premier retail experience in the Jamestown area, allowing locals and visitors alike to shop for whatever good they need, all in one stop. The mall has a gym, theatre, arcade, radio station, and stores with everything like health, beauty, fashion, jewelry, entertainment, sporting goods, and more.
The Badlands Town Center is an exciting and lively outdoor shopping center that is a favorite retail stop in the local community. Whether hanging out or shopping for the perfect outfit, Badlands Town Center has just what you need!