Here are our top reasons for you to plan a trip to visit Wall Drug this year.
Pan For Gold With The Family: With the Black Hills just around the bend, this is the perfect place to grab a pan, some water and loose soil to pan for gold. Grab the kids and have fun finding real and fools gold. Can you tell the difference? You just never know!
Jackalopes: Need we say more? Have Jack Rabbit and Antelope, the infamous Jackalope is the mascot for Wall Drug and the Black Hills. Buy the best jackalope souvenirs here to prank your friends with. Canned jackalope meat, canned jackalope milk and of course stuffed jackalopes or the chance to pose for a picture with the larger than life statue outside the store are all fun.
Old West Town Feel: While Wall, South Dakota is not old west town any longer, the small town with log cabins and log structures makes you feel like you have stepped back in time for just a few minutes. Walk through the shop doors and enjoy a fun mix of modern and old west feel for a great fun day out with the family.
Classic Apothecary: The on site apothecary features great classic soaps, potions and tonics. While they may not be the original, their look, feel and yes – even the smell – are all true to form. Annie Oakley perfumes and specialty soaps are always a great souvenir or gift item to grab here.
Back Yard Of Photo Ops: If you want some classic funny pictures from your family vacation, the “Back Yard” at Wall Drug Store is full of fun photo ops. Not only do you have the life sized Jackalope, you have a mini Mt. Rushmore and even some dinosaurs to take pictures with.
Free Ice Water: One of the oddest draws to the Wall Drug Store has been the multitude of billboards and advertisements for “free ice water”. While it may seem to be something nobody would care about, when you are traveling in the hot July heat, finding a nice refreshing drink of icy water really is a treat. They have housed one of the largest water pumps for ice water ever known. To this day you can go to the Wall Drug Store and get free ice cold water to quench your thirst.
Life Size Dinosaurs: Thought you were in the Old West? Perhaps you are actually in the Jurassic age. Life size dinosaurs are one of those odd attractions that keep the kids entertained too. Great for fun photo ops and entertaining the little kids who aren't as enthusiastic about the old town feel, leather goods, Black Hills gold or classic western apothecary.
Consider these reasons to visit Wall Drug in South Dakota with your family. This drug store, restaurant and shopping mall has been in business since 1931 drawing upwards of 20,000 people per day through its doors during prime tourist season. Join the over 2 million people this year to visit the best little big drug store in the Black Hills of South Dakota.