Sunday, July 1, 2012

Wall Drug



On our way to Badlands National Park, we also stopped at the infamous - or-famous (depending on your perspective) Wall Drug. Originally just any ‘ole drugstore in the middle no nowhere, purchased by the Husteads in 1931, business was not good. But it was when they started offering travelers free ice water in the summer of 1936 that business soared and Wall Drug started becoming the tourist attraction-or-trap (again, depending on your perspective).

Wall Drug is a huge conglomerate of smaller stores – some sell shoes and boots, others candies and chocolates, others trinkets, and so on……

Also known for it’s 5-cent coffee (paid on the honor system)
 
 where else can one ride a jackalope



or pay a quarter to see a monkey play the piano?
 


So we did stop, spent about 5-10 minutes wandering around, can now say we’ve been there, but don’t need to go again. Should you stop at Wall Drug? Sure – enjoy that free ice water (still free) or 5-cent cup of coffee! :-)
 
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