Largest Retail Center in Central Nebraska
Grand Island has grown over the past ten years into a more significant retail hub than ever before. New stores along Highway 281’s Merchandise Mile district offer sporting goods, kitchen and bath supplies, pet supplies, big and tall mens clothing, and more. Shoppers will find a high concentration of boutiques and antique shops in the Railside District.
Railside is Grand Island's historic downtown. It is known for its antique shops, but other boutiques have popped up in force over the past 5 years.
Merchandise Mile follows Highway 281 on the west side of Grand Island. National retail chains and restaurants line both sides of the highway.
Grand Island's roots run deep in agriculture, and the cutest cowboy boots can be found at local stores.