South Dakota September 14, 2019
Interstate 90 In South Dakota Will Take You Through These 6 Unforgettable Roadside Attractions
When it comes to places to see, things to do, and delicious food to eat, there is no better place to be than the exciting Mount Rushmore State! While you can always visit the iconic Mount Rushmore or Crazy Horse, we recommend traveling off the beaten path and checking out something a bit more hidden yet exciting, like beautiful Interstate 90 and these 6 unforgettable roadside attractions:
1. Wall Drug (Wall)
Spanning a whopping 412.76 miles, there is plenty to see and do along Interstate 90, beginning with the one and only Wall Drug. Opened in 1931, Wall Drug is a gigantic 76,000-square-foot building that houses everything from restaurants and shops to lifesize dinosaur replicas and a splash pad. Now that you know what Wall Drug entails, can you see why more than 2 million people visit each year?
Address: 510 Main Street, Wall, SD 57790
2. Corn Palace (Mitchell)
For a free attraction that is unlike anything you have ever seen, you won't want to miss the World's Only Corn Palace. Built in 1892, the Mitchell Corn Palace is adorned with hundreds of thousands of ears of corn that are switched out every year for a new theme, including the pictured American Pride (2011).
Address: 604 North Main Street, Mitchell, SD 57301
3. Al's Oasis (Oacoma)
Has anyone else noticed that South Dakota has some of the best rest stops in America? Case in point: Al's Oasis in Oacoma. Whether you need to grocery shop, get a delicious home-cooked meal or window shop with a cup of 5 cent coffee in hand, you will find something to love at Al's.
Address: 1000 East South Dakota Highway 16, Oacoma, SD 57365
4. Dinosaur Park (Rapid City)
Rapid City is known for its close proximity to Mount Rushmore and Crazy Horse, but did you know that it is also home to actual dinosaurs? It's true, and you can see them for yourself at Dinosaur Park, a fun family attraction that boasts life-size dino replicas, quirky photo ops, and incredible views as far as the eye can see.
Address: 940 Skyline Drive, Rapid City, SD 57702
5. Storybook Island (Rapid City)
No South Dakota childhood is complete without seeing all of your favorite storybook characters in person. The 8.5-acre Storybook Island is home to more than 100 unique storybook-themed displays, including your favorite characters. Admission to this magical land is always free!
Address: 1301 Sheridan Lake Road, Rapid City, SD 57702
6. Porter Sculpture Park (Montrose)
Do you notice something strange in the distance while driving down I-90? You are not hallucinating; that is indeed a 60-foot-tall sculpture of a bull's head and other oddities, all of which are housed at the Porter Sculpture Park near Montrose.
Address: 25700 451st Avenue, Montrose, SD 57048
How many of these I-90 attractions have you visited? Let us know in the comments! For even more must-see SoDak, check out
11 Hidden Gems You Have To See In South Dakota Before You Die.