Mar 1, 2011

Wall Drug in South Dakota

To truly appreciate what Wall Drug is, you first have to abandon any notions that you might have about your typical drug store. Located in Wall, South Dakota this strip mall is one of the few reasons you'd probably stop in this little town along the interstate.

wall drug south dakota

wall drug south dakota



Opened in 1931, Wall Drug has evolved over the decades into a massive roadside tourist attraction featuring shops, restaurants, kitschy western displays, and of course, a drug store.  What makes Wall Drug unique is in how it advertises. You can't drive anywhere in South Dakota without seeing a billboard along any of the interstates. 

In fact, there's a display of photos throughout the store showing people holding a Wall Drug sign all over the world and saying how far away they are from it. Wall Drug even marks their geographical coordinates right next to their doors in case you needed further proof that you've actually arrived. We spent an hour looking around and buying souvenirs. It's one of those quirky roadside attractions that you just have to see for yourself.

Welcome to South Dakota.
wall drug south dakota

wall drug south dakota
wall drug south dakota

wall drug south dakota

wall drug south dakota
wall drug south dakota


wall drug south dakota

wall drug south dakota




1 comment :

South Dakota Office of Tourism said...

Hi there, it was fun to read your post about Wall Drug. Thanks for sharing about what you thought of it. I always find something different each time I go, I love to look at the hall of family history photos.

Would you consider being a guest blogger on our travel blog (http://blog.travelsd.com/). If so let me know.

Katlyn Richter
South Dakota Dept. of Tourism
www.travelsd.com
katlyn.richter (at) state.sd.us