||About 70 miles
Time To Go:
||On your way to or
from the Black Hills or during a side
trip to the Badlands. Open All year.
||US16A and US16 to
I-90. I-90 eat to exit 110.
||Free as long as you
don't buy anything
||The mother of all
|| Wall Drug Store
survived the Depression by offering free ice water
to thirsty travelers on their way to the Black Hills. You can still get
free ice water and 5-cent coffee.
The store, now occupying an entire city block,
includes numerous gift shops and an interesting "backyard" with a huge
collection of old photos and other memobelia. There ae also several
attractions within the store including a coin-operated mechanical
cowboy band, a 6-foot replica of Mt. Rushmore, and a dinosaur.
The bookstore has a large collection of regional
books -- one of the best in the area, actually. By the way,
in addition to being a tourist trap, Wall drug is actually a working
store for residents in the Wall area, so the prices aren't as touristy
as you might think, especially if you need ranch clothes or cowboy boots ... and, who doesn't?
Wall Drug is near the Badlands National Park (exit 110 on I-90) and the Minuteman Missile Site (Exit 131 on I-90).
the years, Wall Drug has gotten
much media attention on television, magazines and newspaper articles.
Among them are roadsideamerica.com; an entry in Wikipedia; an article in Time
Magazine and an article from the Chicago Sun Times.
Drug Store, 510 Main St, PO Box 401, Wall,
South Dakota 57790-0401
605-279-2175; fax 605-279-2699