Gallery Eppley Named Best Airport Shop for Local Merchandise!

Savannah Candy Kitchen, Black and Gold, Disney Earport and Uptown Minnesota also winners

The best travel gifts and souvenirs encompass the spirit of the destinations where they were purchased. These 10 airport shops, nominated by Airport Revenue News and voted the best in North America by 10Best and USA TODAY readers, excel with their selection of regional and local merchandise.

  • Billy Bob’s Texas
    Dallas Love Field (DAL)

    Named after the famous honky tonk in Fort Worth, the store carries Billy Bob's Texas branded items such as caps, shirts, shot glasses, salsas and barbecue sauce.
    Photo courtesy of Billy Bob’s Texas

  • Nashville Star
    Nashville International Airport (BNA)

    Travelers flying out of Nashville International Airport will find all sorts of Music City-centric souvenirs and items at Nashville Star, located in Concourse C. Items include cookbooks, apparel and themed gifts from the Grand Ole Opry and Country Music Hall of Fame.
    Photo courtesy of Nashville Star

  • Dallas Cowboys Pro Shop
    Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW)

    Dallas Cowboys fans flying out of DFW have the chance to pick up fan gear for themselves or for a special fan back home at the official Dallas Cowboys Pro Shop, with locations in Terminals A, C and D.
    Photo courtesy of Ray Bouknight / Flickr

  • Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory
    Denver International Airport (DEN)

    Caramel, candied apples, fudge, chocolate and other sweet treats are on offer at the Denver International location of Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory.
    Photo courtesy of Denver International Airport

  • The Shoppes at Ocean Drive
    Miami International Airport (MIA)

    Travelers at Miami International will find lots of local Miami flair at The Shoppes at Ocean Drive, named after the famous street in Miami Beach. Pick up some great local gifts, especially fresh stone crabs to go!
    Photo courtesy of The Shoppes at Ocean Drive

  • Uptown Minnesota
    Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport (MSP)

    All of the merchandise available from Uptown Minnesota inside MSP is designed, crafted and manufactured in the Midwest by Minnesota artists and companies.
    Photo courtesy of Uptown Minnesota

  • Disney Earport
    Orlando International Airport (MCO)

    Disney Earport at Orlando International Airport carries official Disney merchandise in the East Hall of the main terminal.
    Photo courtesy of Disney Earport

  • Black and Gold
    Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT)

    Pittsburgh sports fans at Pittsburgh International Airport will find a range of Steelers, Penguins and Pirates fan gear at Black and Gold, located landside on the second floor.
    Photo courtesy of Pittsburgh International Airport

  • Savannah Candy Kitchen
    Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International (ATL)

    Sweet Southern treats from Stan "The Candy Man" Strickland await travelers at Savannah Candy Kitchen inside Hartsfield-Jackson. Passengers can indulge in a slice of German chocolate cake, peanut brittle, pralines or divinity candy.
    Photo courtesy of Savannah Candy Kitchen

  • Gallery Eppley
    Eppley International Airport (OMA)

    Gallery Eppley at Omaha's Eppley International Airport features works by more than 50 notable artists from throughout the Midwest. Travelers can purchase local art or watch a live art demonstration.
    Photo courtesy of Gallery Eppley

The top 10 winners in the category Best Airport Shop for Local Merchandise are as follows:

  1. Gallery Eppley - Eppley International Airport (OMA)
  2. Savannah Candy Kitchen - Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International (ATL)
  3. Black and Gold - Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT)
  4. Disney Earport - Orlando International Airport (MCO)
  5. Uptown Minnesota - Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport (MSP)
  6. The Shoppes at Ocean Drive - Miami International Airport (MIA)
  7. Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory - Denver International Airport (DEN)
  8. Dallas Cowboys Pro Shop - Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW)
  9. Nashville Star - Nashville International Airport (BNA)
  10. Billy Bob’s Texas - Dallas Love Field (DAL)

Airport Revenue News (ARN) worked with industry experts to vet and nominate 15 finalists in this category, and USA TODAY 10Best readers had four weeks to vote daily for their favorites.

10Best and USA TODAY extend their congratulations to all the winning airport concessions.

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