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Four Hours in Wall - Your Super Quick Guide

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If you"ve ever driven across the state of South Dakota, you surely have seen signs for the famous "Wall Drug", located in Wall. While Wall Drug is America"s Favorite Roadside Attraction, there"s more to do in this frontier town than meets the eye. Whether you"re heading to Sioux Falls, the Black Hills or beyond, and you have a few hours to spare, I highly recommend making a pit stop in Wall.

The Wall Drug Store got its start during the Depression years by offering Free Ice Water to thirsty travelers.  From donuts

It"s easy for time to pass quickly while you browse around Wall Drug, it could take four hours just itself! However, there are other options for you while you stretch your legs from sitting in the car. Downtown Wall also offers the Badlands Harley Davidson store to find anything you need for your bike, you, or other motorcycle lovers. Across the street you will find the Wounded Knee Museum. The museum is dedicated to sharing the history and remembrance of the massacre at Wounded Knee Creek. There are over 2 dozen exhibits that provide a vivid picture of the events that led up to the massacre where up to 300 Lakota men, women and children died in a hail of bullets from rifles and Hotchkiss guns.

grasslandsJust down the block from the Wounded Knee Museum is the National Grasslands Visitor Center. The center
focuses on interpreting and providing information on the National Grasslands. It offers over 20 exhibits that highlight a variety of subjects such as: Great Plains History, prairie plants and animals, recreational opportunities and management activities on the grasslands.

Last but most certainly not least, Wall is the gateway to the Badlands. From here, it"s very easy to hop onto the scenic byway and marvel at this rugged and beautiful landscape. The byway can take anywhere from 50 minutes to all day to travel through depending on how many times you badlnasstop. The Badlands offer many hiking trails, lookout points, and the Ben Reifel Visitor Center.

Whether you"re traveling East or West on I-90, or North or South from this point, Wall has a lot to offer for the whole family to get out and enjoy!

About the Author

Katrina is a born and bred Midwesterner. After growing up in Minnesota, Nebraska, Illinois and South Dakota, she graduated from Black Hills State University, packed up her car and headed to Florida to work in live television. The sunshine, beaches and warm weather were enough to keep her in the south for over two years, but ultimately she knew the Black Hills were where she longed to be again. Katrina recently accepted the Marketing Projects Specialist position at the Black Hills and Badlands Tourism Association, but when she isn’t working, you can find her at a local coffee house with friends, listening to music, or enjoying the great outdoors.

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