SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — The Western Mall has been hailed as South Dakota’s first mall. 

It opened in 1968 and started the shift from shopping in Downtown Sioux Falls. The Empire Mall followed the Western Mall and opened in 1975. 

Here’s a look at some photos of the Western Mall over the years.

  • Western Mall storefronts

In 2018, the Western Mall reported being full of a mix of tenants. 

The 550,000 square foot facility includes everything from SCHEELS and furniture stores to a movie theater and threading studio.