TRAVEL TO The Empire Mall




Located in The Heart of America, The Empire Mall hosts the finest retailers between Minneapolis and Denver. Nestled between I-29 and 41st Street, the 150-acre campus is the hub for the ultimate shopping destination with Macy’s, Younkers, JC Penney, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Sears and over 140 specialty shops and restaurants.

In the largest, one-story enclosed mall in the United States, you will find American Eagle, Banana Republic, Bare Minerals, Bohme Boutique, Buckle, Coach, Teavana, LOFT, Sephora, Soma Intimates, Victoria’s Secret, Wet Seal, White House Black Market and that’s just the beginning. Pamper yourself at one of the many salons with Hair by Stewarts, Mastercuts, and Regis.

Enjoy an exceptional mix of restaurants with Applebee’s, Fuji Sushi, Red Robin, Old Chicago, Red Lobster, Royal Fork Buffet, Texas Roadhouse and many more.

Experience the exclusive shopping destination in The Heart of America, The Empire Mall.


Where to Play

In a region that inspired the Sioux Tribe of American Indians, Sioux Falls is also known for the cascades of the Big Sioux River, pristine bike trails that loop the city and many exceptional dining and entertainment experiences from ultra-chic Minerva’s Restaurant, Foley’s Steakhouse and Spezia to ultra-casual Texas Roadhouse and Starz Bar and Grill or a little mix of both at The District, neighboring the mall.

Stroll through the Sculpture Walk in the historic downtown. Visit the Great Plains Zoo. Tour the Old Courthouse Museum and the USS Battleship Memorial. Enjoy one of the many concerts or events presented at the new Denny Sanford Premier Center, watch a state-of-the-art performance at the Washington Pavilion or stay on The Empire Mall and attend a concert at The District. Enjoy a baseball game featuring the Sioux Falls Canaries and wine tasting at Strawbale Winery. Watch a state-of-the-art performance at the Washington Pavilion. Enjoy a baseball game featuring the Sioux Falls Canaries and wine taste at Strawbale Winery.

Where to Stay

Whether you’re across the street or across the town, you’ll be close to everything Sioux Falls has to offer. From luxurious suites to budget friendly options, there is a place to stay for everyone.
Courtyard Sioux Falls Marriott
Springhill Suites Sioux Falls Marriott
Residence Inn Sioux Falls Marriott
Sioux Falls Clubhouse Inn
Hilton Garden Inn Sioux Falls
Fairfield Inn Sioux Falls Marriott



With a diverse mix of bars and restaurants, there are many options to choose from when planning a night out in Sioux Falls. Enjoy a night out Las Vegas style at Icon Lounge. Watch local musicians at Stogeez and Copper Lounge. Explore our local Irish pub, McNally’s. Are you a sports fanatic? Check out 18th Amendment, Starz Bar and Grill and Rookies. Do you love concerts? Be sure to check out the Denny Sanford Premier Center and The District for any musical guests in town during your stay. If not, that’s ok, enjoy an evening of drinks and friendship there too!


Getting to other great destinations from The Empire Mall is easy. Mitchell, South Dakota, the home of the Corn Palace, is only 70 miles west. Lewis and Clark Recreation area is approximately 80 miles south and offers fantastic camping, fishing and boating adventures. Brookings, South Dakota is just 50 miles north. This rapid-growing city is a great destination for families with their state-of-the-art Children’s Museum.


The Empire Mall is located at Interstate 29 and 41st Street in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

From Interstate 29, exit 41st Street East and turn right on South Shirley Avenue.

The Empire Mall is approximately eight miles from Sioux Falls Regional Airport and six miles from downtown Sioux Falls.

From Sioux Falls Regional Airport: take I-29 south, exit 41st Street and turn right on South Shirley Avenue. Approximately 15 minutes.

From downtown Sioux Falls: take Minnesota Avenue south, turn right on 41st Street, left on South Shirley. Approximately 10 minutes.

Typical Routes

  • i. Airport
  • ii. Downtown / City Center
  • iii. North
  • iv. South
  • v. East
  • vi. West
  • vii. Major Interstate Intersection → Best Interstate Exit → Major Road Intersection → Major Landmarks