Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Wall Drug, Wall South Dakota

Hello All,

We have been traveling quite a bit.  I think we may have covered about 1500 miles so far since leaving Canada two weeks ago.  Considering we are averaging a speed of about 50 miles per hour, you can imagine that the days are long!

At any rate, one of the stops we made was in Wall, South Dakota.  I had ever heard of Wall, South Dakota or the famous Wall Drug Store that is one of its historical land marks that have been in business since 1935 or somewhere thereabouts.  

The first thing I noticed is that they held on to their idea of free advertising....:-)

It's not very clear on this shot, but the white sign says "Bring Your Camera"!  haha

And if you google the history of this landmark, you will see that it all started like this:

After many tries and many years, it progressed into something that I don't think this family thought possible back in those days.  They have some of everything on the grounds.

the even had folks from back in the day still playing cards and willing to die for their nickle!  Hey!  I know that guy in the middle!  ha..

there was a tiny chapel on the premises that is still there for people who want to go in and pray....

Mr. Viking made friends with Ms Annie Oakley who was reported to have been mean with a rifle!  Keep your friends close and your enemies closer!

I have heard of Calamity Jane and wondered if she had stolen all of the jewelry in the store.....:-)

the street just outside of the store was full of little shops.  We decided that we didn't have time to stop in all of them.  If you ever stop in this town, make sure you have time to see this place.

 Nope.   Mr. Viking is the better choice......:-)

There was historical pictures and art work every where you went.  This was a shot of the dining area where we ate breakfast.

I absolutely loved the hanging Tiffany style lamps.

This was another room that I think was used for special occasions.  Fancy, shmancy......:-)

Mr. Vikcing was taking in the historic pictures and art work in the dining room....

I was trying my hand at a very primitive RV!

You would think that having been in the Dakota's that we would have gone to Mt Rushmore.  Well, we had to pass on it this time around, but was glad that Wall's had a replica of sorts on their property.

There is far too much to report.  So, I would strongly suggest that if you haven't gone....go!  It's a really cool place...:-).

Thanks for coming along with us.

Keep Trippin!


livin'itup! said...

We stopped there on our way from the east coast to WA!

Scooterchick said...

Very cool place. Wish we had had more time to visit all of the little shops on the street....:-(.

April Baucom said...

Looking good! I'll let start making travel plans now. Giggle!

Scooterchick said...

Put it on your bucket list! Lol

Scooterchick said...

Put it on your bucket list! Lol

Trobairitz said...

Glad you are enjoying your adventure. So many things to see in the little towns too.

Scootard said...

We had a fun time there. I first started seeing their bumper stickers about 55 years ago, and had never thought I would get a chance to visit. We were there about 2 hrs., and didn't see everything.

Dar said...

I. love going to little towns and mousing around, usually find very interesting curiosities.

Scooterchick said...

yes, do we.....:-). We soooo love to travel. And taking our house with us has been very convenient! A little pricey at times, but good. The tiny towns are just gorgeous in some states....:-)