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Although The Real America region is best known for its outdoors and scenic beauty, it does offer some of the best shopping around. From upscale shopping centers to local mom-and-pop gift shops, there are dozens of shopping venues throughout the region.

South Dakota offers a great variety of stores for any shopping enthusiast. From large malls with your favorite chain stores to quaint shops touting gifts and keepsakes made right here in South Dakota. Choose your destination to find shopping opportunities in and around the area.

Stroll along the only marketplace built on a bridge and discover kitchen boutiques, clothing stores and Christmas shops. From small quaint shops to malls with major anchor stores, Idaho's shopping is as great as its scenery.

Purchase a piece of Montana. Remember the time you found that unexpected little something while walking along main street in that small town? That tends to happen over and over again in Montana’s towns and cities. From locally made hats and boots to exhilarating artwork—find a piece of Montana to remind you of the stories you created here. Perhaps even more surprising is that your find comes with no sales tax and some envy as you talk about where you discovered it.

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Take more than precious memories home from your Wyoming vacation. While traveling around the state, you'll find a variety of great galleries, unique shops and supply stores to help you commemorate your trip.

On top of your shopping opportunites within the region, the Real America is partnered with the largest U.S. retail and entertainment center, Mall of America®, located in Gateway City, Bloomington, MN. The mall welcomes more than 40 million visitors annually from all over the world.

Located in Bloomington, MN, the Mall is only 3 miles (5 kilometers) from Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport (MSP) and 15 minutes from downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul. Mall of America features world-class shopping at 520 stores with no sales tax on clothing or shoes. Enjoy over 50 restaurants and family attractions galore including Nickelodeon Universe®, the nation’s largest indoor amusement park, Underwater Adventures® Aquarium, Rick Bronson’s House of Comedy, Silicon Motor Speedway, Moose Mountain Adventure Golf, Theatres at Mall of America™, The Flying Dutchman Ghostly Gangplank, American Girl®, LEGO®, A.C.E.S. Flight Simulation, MagiQuest and Butterfly Bay. In addition, more than 400 events take place at Mall of America yearly, all free to guests, including performances and autograph signings by renowned musicians, actors, authors, chefs and other national stars. Over 50 hotels are located within 10 minutes of Mall of America and offer courtesy shuttle service to the Mall and MSP Airport. For more information, visit