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    Based on a recommendation from this forum (my fellow North Texan ) we went to Wall, SD to visit Wall Drug.

    First this place should be viewed by all marketing majors, whatever they did they it right. The place was big, had lots of visitors, everyone was buying something (as we did) and we could have spent more time there.

    Where to start, they have EVERYTHING an out of town tourist could want with the Wall name on it and more.

    They advertise FREE Ice water (and have it in tiny classes) They advertise $.05coffee and have it, no free refills but it is $.05.

    So Here's your signs





    So some "wall wine"



    Guess who had pie me or my DW ? note the free water glass



    They had Dino's



    lots of western art



    and a sign for my DW



    Had fun and it was cool inside (96 outside)

  • #2
    I still wear a belt I bought at Wall Drug in 2000. The store is an experience.
    Russell
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    • #3
      Your right about that, DW got me a "Wall Drug" T shirt

      So I have something

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      • #4
        That brings back old memories

        We stayed at Sleepy Hollow is located one block from the world famous Wall Drug
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        • #5
          Do they still have the roadsigns

          When I was a youngster traveling through South Dakota, on the way to North Dakota, there were Wall Drug billboards from the time you entered SD until you left. For all the times we drove by the store, the parents never, ever stopped. Are the signs still everywhere? The photos of the interior reminds me of a cross between a Texas Buckey's and Cracker Barrel.
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          • #6
            Yup lots of signs, they say you can see one from space.

            Buckee's signs (at least along I45 to Madisonville from Dallas are more fun and tell you how far to go to get there, Wall doesn't do that quite as often

            Wall is like Buckee's on steroids, as for marketing they were more people in there than I bet live in the entire county

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            • #7
              Originally posted by bigbirdtx View Post
              When I was a youngster traveling through South Dakota, on the way to North Dakota, there were Wall Drug billboards from the time you entered SD until you left. For all the times we drove by the store, the parents never, ever stopped. Are the signs still everywhere? The photos of the interior reminds me of a cross between a Texas Buckey's and Cracker Barrel.
              Kind of like South of the Border in SC and their stupid Pedro signs for hundreds of miles.....
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              • #8
                Originally posted by garyk View Post
                Kind of like South of the Border in SC and their stupid Pedro signs for hundreds of miles.....
                Good golly I remember going to my brothers wedding from Lancaster Pa in 1985 and those signs started in Virgina. Of course coming back we had to stop :censored:
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                • #9
                  Thank you for the pictures of Wall Drug; I was last there a long time ago and it appears to have changed little. Ted Hustad was the original owner and made a name for himself with the free ice water. During the Korean War there were signs there for Wall Drug.

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                  • #10
                    Made the obligatory Wall Drug stop after leaving the Crazy Horse Memorial. Altho it surely is an experience, I went away with the feeling it is the largest tourist trap I have ever been in. We were a little rushed for time--perhaps we did not see everything. As mentioned above, American Marketing at its finest...and yes, the signs are still out there.

                    Bucees in TX may be nipping at their heels...

                    And saw a Class C MH that was a Lippert company unit--Had LCI logo and Lippert Components, Inc all over it. Apparently they also had to get the Wall Drug experience.

                    Joe
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by wingnut60 View Post
                      Made the obligatory Wall Drug stop

                      Joe
                      just think, one more item crossed off of your Bucket List ....

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                      • #12
                        Much, much more impressed by the Crazy Horse Memorial...
                        Joe
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                        • #13
                          I found the Crazy Horse Memorial a tourist trap. Hardly anything done since we were there 14 years ago.

                          We really enjoyed Wall Drug. Spent almost 2 hours there.

                          Funny how people like different things......

                          Russell
                          Dallas, Texas
                          '13 Excel Winslow 34IKE
                          '12 GMC Sierra 3500HD SRW
                          Russell
                          '13 Excel Winslow 34IKE
                          '16 GMC Sierra 3500HD
                          Previous RV's: '03 MobileScout Titan 29DBS;
                          '01 Sunnybrook 2708 SLE; '99 Coleman Utah

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                          • #14
                            Yes, funny...Excel/DRV; GM/Ford/Dodge. Would be boring if everything was the same.
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