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“Over rated”
2 of 5 bubbles Review of Wall Drug

Wall Drug
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$190.00*
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Rapid City's Badlands and Wall Drug Limousine Tour
Ranked #1 of 6 things to do in Wall
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Owner description: Established in 1931, this family business is known for its friendly service and for offering free drinking water to travelers.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities
New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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146 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Over rated”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2013

So glad we did not make a special trip to see this attraction - it is really just a huge souvenir shop with what seemed to be over priced and imported items. Stop to take a break coming back from the Badlands if you must, but it is skippable.

Visited May 2013
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Good fun, if a bit hokey”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2013 via mobile

Bashing Wall Drug for being a tourist trap is a bit like beating up Vatican City for being too religious - it misses the whole point of the place. Yes, some of the stuff for sale and "exhibits" are hokey, but in fact Wall Drug is a lot of fun. It also sells a lot of things that aren't at all trashy - the food at the cafe is good (the donuts are fantastic) and the bookstore has a great selection of Dakota and frontier history books. The toy store is really good too.

Visited June 2013
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Ohio
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89 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Not my cup of tea, but I can see where others would enjoy it”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2013

I thought this would be more of a large, old-fashioned drug store, but it's more like a tourist mall. It has a mix of very cheap souvenirs to expensive artwork. I did get some excellent salt water taffy.

Visited June 2013
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Youngstown, Ohio
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87 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Quirky stop on the road.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2013

From the signs, it seems this is the ultimate tourist trap. But it doesn't cost you anything unless you want to buy something. It is quite a unique and fun place. You can find just about anything you want, including art, Western wear, books, souvenirs, restaurants, museums, not to mention free ice water. They even sell over the counter medicines. You can start or end your trip to the Badlands here, or make this a stop during your long trip across South Dakota.

Visited June 2013
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Missouri
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74 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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“If you haven't been, swing by...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2013

First, yes this is a tourist trap. You know that going into it. It's a kind of right of passage for our family now...I stopped when I was a kid and we took our kids. The donuts were good. Other breakfast food was OK. Beyond that, this is a big trinket store with lots of things to see. If you've never been, stop in and check it out. This establishment must keep the South Dakota billboard companies in business all by themselves. They had an unbelievable amount of billboards along the interstate we were driving.

Visited June 2013
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