Wall Drug
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8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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Once a humble small-town drugstore that offered free iced water to weary travelers, Wall Drug is now a buzzing 76,000-square-foot roadside attraction that draws travelers to this small city in South Dakota. Here, you can shop for Western-themed apparel at the shopping mall, snap a photo with an 80-foot brontosaurus in the kids' area, and grab a 5-cent coffee and one of the best donuts in the U.S. at the restaurant. And don't leave without getting the iconic Wall Drug bumper sticker—it's free! Wall Drug is a great stop along a tour of the Badlands National Park. – Tripadvisor
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  • COJOWisconsin
    Germantown, Wisconsin715 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lunch at Wall Drug
    Very touristy place….nice stop for kids to stretch. We tried the bbq, beef on bread with mashed potatoes and gravy and the cherry pie. They were all very good but we found the prices high especially for the serving size of the beef special. Staff were helpful and friendly.
    Thank you for the review!
    Written 21 July 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 20 July 2023
  • Tim S
    Combined Locks, Wisconsin67 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wall Drug is a must… we love it
    You have to stop in and check this out. We had a few people tell us to not bother and it’s just a big tourist stop. That’s Bull (sort of). Of course it caters to the tourists as this is how they make their money. But, forget about that and just stop. We are glad we ignored others and now this is one of our favorite stops when traveling thru. We love the other area shops that you have to check out. Well Drug donuts are worth it. Ya it’s a little pricey, but it’s a fun experience and be sure to read the history of how this came to be. Many!!! Fun shops including chapel inside the Wall Drug building. The other thing that surprised me the first time was how huge this is and the entire downtown and couple large parking lots are dedicated to Wall Drug and of course area businesses. You won’t believe it until you see it. It’s fun!
    Thank you for the review! We're so glad you enjoyed your visit!
    Written 21 July 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 20 July 2023
  • gerri624
    Sylvan Beach, New York175 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth the visit
    Very touristy place, but still worth the stop. There is some interesting history as how Wall Drug came to be. The inside chapel is unique. There is a beautiful display of artwork. There are several shops and also a cafe (cafeteria style). The donuts and pie are delicious. Prices are on the high side, except for coffee, which is only 5cents. The jewelry store has a nice selection of Black Hills gold jewelry. There is plenty of free parking. We stopped on the way to Mt Rushmore and again on the way home as I wanted to take a few pictures.
    Thank you for the review! We're glad you enjoyed your visit!
    Written 28 July 2023
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    Visited July 2023
    Written 22 July 2023
  • Ca Lyn J
    Dallas, Texas39 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great place to stretch your legs.
    Everyone needs to stop at Wall Drug Store once in your life. It has grown with each one our visits. We love stretching our legs while looking through the book store or toy shop. We would recommend eating else where. The food left much to be desired but there were tons of takers. We missed the original well where you got your cup of ice water, but guessing Covid was apart of that.
    Thank you for your review, Ca Lyn! I hope you enjoyed the self-guided driving tour of Badlands National Park that I recommended. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.
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    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 31 July 2023
  • Victoria N
    Gateshead, United Kingdom3,167 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Souvenir Stores
    I really enjoyed my first visit to Wall Drug recently. I loved reading the old fashioned signs on the freeway as you approached the town. There was plenty of parking right in the middle of town, and it was a great stop ahead of visiting Badlands National Park. In hindsight I wish I had spent a longer amount of time here. There are some great souvenir stores.
    Thank you for the review! We're so glad you enjoyed your visit to us and hope to see you again in the future!
    Written 14 August 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Written 11 August 2023
  • Emily Lee
    66 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth the Hype!
    Wall Drug is worth the hype! Everyone needs to go at least once! Get some food, coffee, and some souvenirs. Such a cute, fun place to stop while you're on your Badlands/Custer trip. We want to go back someday!
    Emily, thank you for the review! We're so glad you enjoyed your visit!
    Written 23 August 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 15 August 2023
  • Doug T
    27 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    With the short detour
    We were drawn in by the many road signs and were not disappointed. We had hoped to get there in the evening but were too late so we arrived when they opened. Just in time for fresh - and delicious - donuts. Great shops. Good prices (5-cent coffee). Friendly people.
    Thank you for the review! We're so glad you enjoyed your visit!
    Written 23 August 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 18 August 2023
  • Ryan S
    Keaau, Hawaii372 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Kitschy stop, but must do it anyway!
    Yes it's kitschy. But until revisiting last month, I forgot how homey and cute it is, too. The history is interesting, be sure to read it beforehand to see how this family started the drug store and then expanded and built it into what it is today. I suggest you park at one end of what looks like a typical "main street" and enter the buildings there. You soon realize that they are all interconnected by interior doors all the way down the street, and you can walk from one end of the street to the other all inside the shops. The shops tend to have similar items for sale, except some unique ones (rocks & minerals, horses and saddlery items, and regional books - all those had quite interesting individualized shops). So if you go into a couple shops that are similar, don't give up just yet, try to get through all the shops even if you have to move fast. FYI at the back of most shops (away from street) is a bathroom. You can end up back in the middle at the cafe, and try out their famous open-faced hot roast beef sandwich. It was good, maybe just a bit overpriced. Donuts were good too. Coffee is stated to be 5 cents, but there are a couple of large pots in the middle of the cafe area and you serve yourself and supposedly place 5 cents in a box when you do so...so if you're extremely honest it costs 5 cents, but otherwise I saw lots of folks getting free coffee. The place is very dog friendly except inside the cafe, you can bring a dog through all the shops with no issues. It is the best place to stop within the 20 miles stretch of interstate, that's for sure...even though it's a kitsch, it's fun.
    Thank you for the review! We're so glad you enjoyed your visit!
    Written 12 September 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 11 September 2023
  • roadbum1660
    31 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wall Drug, a family tradition
    Put plain and simple, stopping at Wall Drug is a family tradition. I've been stopping here since I was a kid (1957) I've seen a lot of changes but through it all it's still Wall Drug. Yeah, many would call it a tourist trap but they feature good good, cheap coffee and a chance to chow down on a buffalo burger for those who have eaten one. They are a real drug store as well as offering quality Black Hills gold jewelry. A terrific book store, as well as a place to grab a tee-shirt, or pick up some camping gear.
    Thank you for the review! We're so glad you enjoyed your visit!
    Written 22 September 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 17 September 2023
  • Joebob747
    Neenah, Wisconsin385 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Everything I hoped it would be
    Frickin awesome! The 100+ signs along I-90 really build the anticipation, and it totally met what I hoped it was. Crazy collection of stores, memorabilia, food, souvenirs, and about a million other things you don't really need but want to check out anyway. Had lunch at the cafeteria. Buffalo burgers were pretty good. Don't forget the free water and free bumper sticker.
    Thank you for the review! We're so glad you enjoyed your visit!
    Written 6 October 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 25 September 2023
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yukiglasgow
Los Angeles, CA102 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2021
It's like walking through a themed hotel in Vegas. If you get your mentality set to that expectation, then you can enjoy it for what it is. As you walk around, there are different stores for different goods, such as camping, books, etc. There's sections of souvenirs and those items are sold at multiple sections. The line to the cafe was much too long so while curious about the 5 cent coffee experience, we didn't think it would be worth hanging around. I apparently also missed the jackalope out back but did catch the dinosaur nearby but didn't think it was worth stopping for. There's benches with statues of people sitting on them that you can pose with. Knott's Berry Farm used to have that but not sure what other amusement parks had them, for reference. (I marked travelled as solo because there's no family option w/o children. Some of us drive around our senior parents. That's family last time I checked.)
Written 2 August 2021
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Princerman
Otsego, MN1,258 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2020
I have mixed feelings about Wall Drug. There are some good things and some bad things. I'll start with the bad news, the restaurant isn't that great and it's expensive. I ordered the chicken tenders and they were twelve bucks for three puny chicken tenders. I was kind of annoyed by that. It's a pay and then pick up your food arrangement. I wish I would have gotten the buffalo burger. Second, there are little shops EVERYWHERE in this place to buy stuff. It's confusing and a map is really necessary here. The one thing I love about this place: The Donuts. The Donuts are truly magical and large. We picked up a dozen for a family of four and it took a couple days to finish them.
Written 7 July 2020
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Dr_Xaos
Palatine, IL1,255 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2020
Wall Drug is truly the embodiment of tourist attractions, which they advertise all along the I-90 route. Location is very similar to a mall in how they have numerous sections/shops set-up. With being so large, there's a nice selection of different types of stores as well as a restaurant and activity area in the back. However, being a tourist attraction, most of the stuff is fairly kitschy and/or overpriced.

While passing through the area, we decided to stop and visit Wall Drug, since that's one of those touristy things you do. Spent about an hour browsing through the various sections of stores, where we did buy a few items for the kids and gifts for family. Being midday, we ended up staying for lunch, which was decent food but horrible overpriced (i.e., probably paid twice the price of what things were worth). Ended the visit by letting the kids play for a bit in the backyard area. Kids had fun watching the T-Rex animate for dinner time. They also had fun running around in the splash pad area and climbing on some of the statues (such as the jackalope).

Overall, a fun albeit pricey experience. Glad that we took the time to stop, but it's not a place that I would have visited if we weren't already passing by it.
Written 15 August 2020
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Tania D
Santa Clara, UT90 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2020 • Family
Donuts were great! Several free things to see-be sure you hit the back lot with the picture spots and free cold water. Bathrooms were clean. Most souvenirs were more affordable than other tourist attractions around. Teenagers were mildly entertained. Adults and kids under 10 enjoyed. We were there about an hour and a half. We were also there mid-morning and wasn’t crowded but it was getting busy when we left just before noon.
Written 1 July 2020
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nationalbiscuit
Sequim, WA578 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
This was an interesting and worthwhile stop! The signs along the way were too funny not to go. We enjoyed a donut and a coffee for very cheap and filled up our water bottles. I will say that for being a tourist stop, it should be mandatory for people to wear masks. This is in a very rural part of the country but you have people from all over coming and going and for the safety of the staff and guests, they should require it.
Written 8 August 2020
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Katie P
Dixon, IL95 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Family
They start advertising as soon as you enter South Dakota. Is it worth it? I don't think so but that's just me. Tourist trap for sure. Hard to social distance and not everyone wears a mask. The cafe wasn't worth it, but the kids enjoyed their grilled cheeses. Photo ops plenty. Parking plenty.
Written 2 August 2020
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Traveler
922 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2021
You can easily spend hours in here because it is so large, crowded and diverse. We did not even get to all the other tourist stops along the same section of downtown street. The only real negative was the Cafe. The food was obviously preprocessed and really over priced. The coffe, however, which is 5 cents - was very good,
Written 16 July 2021
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Dave48838
Greenville, MI660 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2021
Who could resist visiting Wall Drug after 65 highway signs heading west, especially because it is convenient and part of Badlands culture. The store is huge and designed to shuffle a multitude of people. (It would have been a nightmare in the pandemic!) We had sandwiches for lunch and found the system accurate and efficient for feeding such a number of customers. The parking is all around town and I would think a person in a wheelchair or walker would have considerable difficulty.

The staff is friendly as you travel through the various departments following the store map. We munched on donuts, drank free water and had 5 cent coffee. Crowds don't make me feel like shopping so I passed on $600 western boots and $1.95 souvenirs made in China. It is a good experience but not one that I want to repeat.
Written 27 July 2021
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1974Gator
Atlanta, GA59 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020
This place is the only thing that Wall, SD has to offer. It’s very campy and quirky. Some people would say that if you can’t find it at Wall Drug you probably didn’t need it. I can honestly say there is nothing I needed there. There are three things they tout as what you should stop and have - food, desserts and coffee. I tried them all. The food was ordinary, desserts ordinary, and the coffee was ordinary. Ordinary does not mean good. Also, they have such a death grip on the town there are no other viable entertainment or eating places to choose from. Almost forgot........the hotel/motel alternatives just plain suck but that’s another review soon to come. If you want to visit the Badlands, do yourself a favor, stay in Rapid City and commute the 60 miles each way.
Written 14 September 2020
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mvma12
44 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
This is a cute little pit stop. As you drive along I-90 the signs are cute. For you east coast folks, it reminded me of all the signs leading up to South of the Border.

This establishment is a lot bigger than I expected. It has fun gift shops, a traveler’s chapel and some surprisingly good food! The service was quick and efficient and you can’t beat a $.05 cup of coffee.

It’s a nice place to start or finish your tour of the Badlands.
Written 29 August 2020
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