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Prairie Edge Trading Co. & Galleries

606 Main Street, Rapid City, SD 57701
605-342-3086
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Ranked #1 of 5 Shopping in Rapid City
Type: Art Galleries
Owner description: To some, we are a Native American art gallery; to others, we are a trading post reminiscent of days gone by. On the corner of 6th Street and Main in... more » Owner description: To some, we are a Native American art gallery; to others, we are a trading post reminiscent of days gone by. On the corner of 6th Street and Main in downtown Rapid City, Prairie Edge stands two stories high and stretches out for half a block as a brick, wood, and glass storefront that has been restored to its original 19th century glory. Inside, the hardwood floors and polished cabinetry bring to mind the spirit of the Old West, while the distinct smell of sweetgrass and soft sound of a Lakota flute evoke the mystique of the Plains Indian culture. « less
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Fayetteville, Pennsylvania
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112 reviews 112 reviews
42 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

As you're walking thru Rapid City this store deserves a visit. We don't usually rate individual stores, but this has to be an exception. It's a store/museum of Indian handcrafts and western art. Done very well. Staff is very informative, very helpful. Surprisingly we did see some things that looked like they were handcrafted by Native Americans but, alas, turned... More

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Scottdale, Pennsylvania, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Everything in the store is simply beautiful! The gorgeous custom-made jewelry and Native American items are amazing. If the visitor to Rapid City is looking for quality pieces this is where to shop. Highly Recommended.

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Happy Valley, Oregon
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48 reviews 48 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

This one of a kind location is a combination of fine art gallery, retail store, and amazing resource for Native American craft work. They have the most amazing collection of raw materials, such as turtle shells, deer sinew,porcupine quills, and an incredible collection of Italian glass beads - hundreds of jars arranged by color, in a "library" of beads. You... More

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Aurora, Colorado
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147 reviews 147 reviews
53 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This was by far the nicest shopping to be found in Rapid City - and in general the prices reflect that. There was a wide variety of merchandise for sale - Pendleton blankets and clothing, animal parts (buffalo teeth, antlers, bones, hides, etc), Native American crafts/clothing/weapons/musical instruments/etc, beautiful artwork and furniture, etc. There is also a pretty good selection of... More

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Minneapolis
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376 reviews 376 reviews
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106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Every time we visit a stop is required at Prairie Edge. Awesome location next to the Firehouse and the main street square area. If you need to buy a gift while on vacation this is a great place for it. From the glass beads, to the furniture, to the unique Native art, you can't miss this place. They have a... More

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New York City, New York
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96 reviews 96 reviews
27 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Prairie Edge was recommended to us as THE store for shopping if you are looking for unique gifts in Rapid City. The store has many beautiful Native American finds. I purchased several "one of a kind" pieces of jewelry created by local artists as gifts for family and couldn't be happier. The service is excellent...friendly, attentive and informative. They go... More

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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28 reviews 28 reviews
23 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

I'm from the area but once in a while, I love to take time & admire the beautiful artwork made by locals & other tribes! Sometimes I buy my supplies for my own artwork that I make as gifts.

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Pinckney, Michigan
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

What a wonderful store. As another reviewer put it: "Like shopping in a museum. " This is not a discount place and there is no "junk" sold here. Only top drawer goods at prices reasonable for what you get. Definitely worth the visit even if you only window shop.

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Houston, Texas
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

A cornucopia of all things indian in the area. Jewelery, beadwork, books, prints etc. as well as wonderful displays of indian bison robes and other items. Worth the time to investigate and see even if you don't buy.

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La Plata, Maryland
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122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We stopped in the Prairie Edge Trading Co at the end of our trip to buy presents to take home. Thank goodness! It has the best quality and range of merchandise I saw anywhere in South Dakota, Wyoming, or Montana. A very patient salesperson on the jewelry counter helped me make my final decisions. And the salesperson in the crafting... More

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