Have plenty of space on your phone or camera for all of the photo ops available. Also, come hungry for all the treats on site for purchase in the café.
Wall Drug is a large place that attracts many visitors coming and going all the time, so keep your little ones close. If you go in the summer, there is a small splash pad in the play area. Wall Drug is also out in the middle of nowhere, so make sure you leave with plenty of fuel, water and snacks for the next leg of the journey.
Wall Drug has long hours and is open daily, however you should always check its website in case of closures.
Warmer weather is best because you can experience the outdoor areas of Wall Drug as well as indoors. South Dakota is notorious for bitterly cold and snowy winters. If you travel through during the cold season, be prepared for poor conditions. Wall Drug is also along the route to/from Sturgis, South Dakota. If you're traveling during the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, be aware of the many motorcycles.
Anyone who’s visited South Dakota or the Badlands National Park will have heard of the famous roadside attraction, Wall Drug. And, if you like kitschy, quirky, Americana tourist places, then this is the spot for you. Even if that’s not your thing, it is a fun place to walk around and stretch the legs after being in the car a while. Your children will enjoy all the interesting things to look at and do. Plus, there is room to run around outside. As you will find out, it’s hard not to leave with a treasure or two from the Wall Drug Store. Then, once the hunger pangs are a callin’, head to the Wall Drug Café for some yummy treats. Wall Drug is definitely worth adding to your road trip bucket list.