WALL DRUG STORE Wall, South Dakota

Expedition Team: Dave Miller, Rosie Miller, Jacque Miller, Matt Miller, Holly Miller, Shane Miller

Date: July 8, 2003

A must see Roadside Attraction. Wall Drug Store opening in 1931 during the Great Depression. The city of Wall was known as “the geographical center of nowhere” but it became successful due to one ingenious idea – providing free ice water to weary travelers. And they still do today because thanks to the 250 billboards in South Dakota alone, 2 million visitors stop by every year for delicious meals, homemade donuts, rolls, pie & ice cream and free refreshing water. The city of Wall has a population of 800 people and is only seven miles from Badlands National Park so we stopped by for lunch before visiting the national park.

The food was great, they had an incredible gift shop with thousands of souvenirs but out back was the real gem. It is called “The Backyard”. The kids and I climbed on covered wagons, fake horses, a big T-Rex, a giant jack-a-lope, a miniature Mt. Rushmore and crawled in and out of Indian teepees. I had as much fun as they did.

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