Wall Drug Store – The Must-See Stop on Your 2022 Road Trip
– By Wall Drug Store
As 2022 kicks off, we’ve got one thing on our minds: welcoming visitors to Wall Drug Store throughout the coming year! Be it the unique photo opportunities hidden in every corner of our iconic attraction, delicious food, fabulous hospitality, or the unique wares we sell, Wall Drug Store in Wall, South Dakota is an essential stop on any road trip. Here are some of the top reasons why you should include a stop at our store as a part of your 2022 South Dakota vacation itinerary.
Great Photo Opportunities
Nowhere else will you find an opportunity to scale a larger-than-life Jackalope statue, experience a roaring T-Rex, or stand next to hand carved, life-sized historical figures including Wyatt Earp, Crazy Horse, and Butch Cassidy. Want to take a photo but are tired of walking? Sit a spell on one of our many benches. You may find yourself sitting next to Anne Oakley, an old-time miner, or a barmaid! Whether you bring the kids, your besties, or your significant other, you’ll find ample opportunities to capture the perfect snaps of your visit to Wall Drug.
Classic American Dining
After hours on the open road, nothing hits you in the heart better than a hot meal and a cup of Free Ice Water. Lucky for you, the Wall Drug Western Art Gallery Restaurant has no shortage of savory favorites that’ll curb your appetite and make you wish you had come sooner. From popular staples like our homemade donuts and pie, to our mouth-watering hot beef sandwiches and buffalo burgers, you can enjoy a dining experience that you won’t find anywhere else, as you’re surrounded by over 300 original paintings and authentic Western Art that adorns the walls of our restaurant. After a hearty meal, you’ll have all the energy you need to hit the road again!
Quality, Midwestern Hospitality
Traveling in a car for hours on end is the ultimate test of will. Thankfully, a stop at Wall Drug Store is certain to brighten your mood thanks to our inimitable Midwestern hospitality. While we see thousands of visitors every single day, our team works hard to make every visitor’s experience personal and meaningful. Be it helping you find the right gift to bring back home after your vacation or offering advice on the best sights to see in the nearby Black Hills, you can count on our staff to make your time at Wall Drug Store worthwhile. It’s this commitment to ensuring memorable experiences that has kept generations of travelers coming back to see us time and time again over the last 90 years. Even if you just stop by to stretch out your legs and take a needed break from driving, we can guarantee it’ll be time well spent.
Experiencing the History of America
In business for over nine decades, Wall Drug Store has grown from a 24x60 foot drugstore to a 76,000 sq. ft. attraction. As you wander around, there’s no telling what you might find! Our Western Mall is fashioned to look like an Old West town with lots of nooks and crannies to explore and find items such as a wall mounted telephone box, historical photos of Native American chiefs, an authentic Zoltar machine, and photos of Wall Drug signs from all around the world. Need a minute of quietness? Step into our Travelers Chapel. Patterned after a chapel built by Trappist monks during the 1850’s in Dubuque, Iowa, and completed with century old stained glass, you are sure to find the perfect spot of pause and reflect.
Looking for even more history? Check out our Backyard Building which houses nine exclusive collections of historical photos of South Dakota from the 1870’s to 1930’s. As you peruse over 1,400+ photographs, you are sure to get a glimpse of what life was like so long ago.
If you’re planning a 2022 South Dakota vacation or find yourself navigating along I-90 in the near future, we hope you’ll come see why Wall Drug Store is one of the most popular tourist destinations in America. We’d be thankful to have you! And remember, as Bill Hustead used to say, “You don’t have to spend a dime at Wall Drug, but if you got a nickel you can get a cup of coffee.”