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Wall Drug, Wall

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Earning fame by giving free ice water to thirsty travelers, Wall Drug has become a shopping mall filled with stores, gift shops, restaurants, and attractions for kids. Take a look at its collections of items such as toys, pottery, sculptures, decorative ornaments, souvenirs, candies, and T-shirts. Snap a photo in front of an artificial Mount Rushmore, climb the giant mythical jackalope, or have a classic Western meal at the restaurant. Have a picnic, eat a doughnut, or tour the art gallery. Children can even dig mines and look for gemstones and fossils. Just beware of the dinosaurs and the singing gorilla man. Plan your Wall Drug visit and explore what else you can see and do in Wall using our Wall trip planner .
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  • We got sucked in by the 100s of signs. Paid $9 for eggs toast and bacon. Value and food quality was about $4. Go for the free water and 5 cent coffee and donuts. Eat better food elsewhere.  more »
  • I think I heard too much about Wall Drug and the need to stop at this amazing place. Maybe that's why it fell a bit short for me. I guess I expected more. I took a zillion pics of roadside signs in pr...  more »
  • You don't have to spend a penny to make Wall Drug a worthwhile stop. The bathrooms are clean, the people-watching is plentiful, and the water is ice cold. The Backyard includes some climbing structure...  more »
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  • This is definitely a place you come to once and then probably never again. I counted 60 signs driving over from Rapid City, and probably missed some. Decided to stop in on the way to the Badlands for the heck of it. There is a whole street of souvenir shops. I did end up purchasing a nice ceramic mug at one of them. Lots of photo ops. Great for kids, I imagine. The inside contains a chapel, a drug store, a restaurant and ice cream shop, as well as more souvenir shops. My brother and I decided to try the donuts and the 5 cent coffee. Coffee was for sure worth the price. The donuts were pretty good, but a bit heavy. I'm glad I only had one.
  • With 650 miles of billboards, you can't not stop at Wall Drug if you're in the area. It is easily the mother of all tacky roadside gift shops. If you like roadside attractions and can accept it for what it is, Wall Drug is a lot of fun. If you come in with high expectations, prepare to be disappointed. I truly feel for the young foreign staff who must have been excited to work in and experience America until the moment they arrived in Wall, South Dakota. There's no way to beat the bush on this, but Wall seems like a really boring place to live.
  • This is a great stop on a trip to or from Badlands National Park, the Black Hills, Mt. Rushmore, and/or the Crazy Horse Memorial. Sure, it's a bit overblown, but it's fun and there is a little bit of history to it too. On top of that, it's convenient and memorable, with a reasonably priced breakfast, friendly people, and 5 cent coffee - who could ask for more?
  • So - we read the reviews and decided to give the place a try. We were pleasantly surprised! They have some great gifts and amazing books. We got several Christmas gifts and there were sales as well. A fun quick stop with delightful staff.
  • Always a stop for us to and from the Black Hills and it never gets old. There is always something cool to find and purchase. Food is really good and the Free Ice Water is always cold. EDIT 08OCT2017 - Stopped in for a slice of apple pie on our way to the hills and its still amazing.

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Where to stay in Wall

Budget and mid-range motels make up the majority of accommodations in Wall. You'll enjoy complimentary breakfast, a swimming pool, and free parking at most of these convenient roadside options. Look along the main Glenn Street for the best selection, or consider the alternatives on 4th Avenue.
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