You Could Easily Spend All Weekend At This Enormous South Dakota Drugstore
In 1931, when Ted Hustead decided to buy a little drugstore in the tiny town of Wall, his relatives thought he was crazy to set up shop in such a “godforsaken town.” Residents were poor and struggling from the Great Depression, and the town was isolated in the middle of nowhere. Ted and his wife Dorothy had faith that they could make a go of it, though, and more than 80 years later, Wall Drug is not only thriving, but it’s one of the most popular spots in the entire state.
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/
What are your favorite memories of Wall Drug? Share them with our readers in the comments!
Writer, editor and researcher with a passion for exploring new places. Catherine loves local bookstores, independent films, and spending time with her family, including Gus the golden retriever, who is a very good boy.
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