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Meriwether Trade and Gift Shop

116 E. Main St.
Mandan  North Dakota  58554
United States
(701) 751-4243
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Midwest Living Review

Beth Schatz Kaylor
North Dakota T-shirts and jeweled purses are among the offerings at this modest gift shop in downtown Mandan.

Despite its name, you won’t find anything related to Lewis and Clark at the Meriwether Trade and Gift Shop. However, if you're looking for a souvenir to commemorate your travels in the Peace Garden State, this is a good place to go. Opened in October 2012, the gift shop carries a little something for everybody, with an emphasis on North Dakota T-shirts, mugs, keychains and other tchotchkes.

The unassuming exterior belies a clean, organized, well-lit space inside where owners Scott and Roma Newton infuse their personalities into the offerings. Scott’s original graphic designs grace much of the North Dakota-themed merchandise; Roma adds a feminine touch to the inventory with an array of chunky jewelry, sparkly purses and country-chic clothing. Ask them about upcoming events; since opening the store, they’ve hosted a prom fashion show and a dinner with The Virginian James Drury. 

This being a small, family-run shop with owners who balance a variety of obligations, customers might occasionally arrive to find the doors locked during business hours. We couldn’t get in on our first attempt at noon on a Friday, but Roma showed up soon after. 

June 21, 2013

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