I had read about this place on Time Magazine's Top 50 Roadside Attractions list and wanted to stop. My husband was more dubious. We arrived at 7:15 pm (the sign says it closes at 8) and were warmly greeted by the artist, Wayne. And his dog, Bambino. When we asked about paying, he said "You make your own change, I don't handle the money."
The setting sun provided gorgeous lighting for spectacular photographs of his talented work. There is a large variety of themes, but most are whimsical. We especially enjoyed the handmade signs with peculiar poetry on some if the pieces.
We had a great time walking around under the big blue South Dakota sky and talking with Wayne. He was so warm-hearted, passionate about his work, and generous! He had a lady who asked to camp out in her RV overnight. He offered for us to stay, but we are traveling in a Prius!
We were only there about 45 mins. There is a clean port-a-let, but no indoor facilities. Don't forget to sign the guest book!
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