"Hitchhiking to Wall Drug" Wall by DSwede

Wall Travel Guide: 23 reviews and 58 photos

Can anyone tell me where I took this photo from? The prize has yet to be determined...
Distance is noted as 12,100km (7518 miles). [calculated by http://www.indo.com/distance/]

Free Ice?!

Most visitors will remember that they give out free ice water, but few know why. The history goes that when Wall Drug was first started in the rural area business was hard, particularly in the depression. As a lure to attract customers, they used one of the most sought after and cherished items of the time, ice, by giving it free.

People would drive for hundreds of miles to stock their pantries and fill their gas tanks with the lure of ice. With people covering all that distance, one can easily see how over time Wall Drug gained it reputation particularly of billboards in next state.

As time went, many people started sending their photos from all corners of the world, all with a reference to Wall Drug. Many of them are on display in the halls and restaurants of Wall Drug.

The second picture is from P’yongyang, North Korea. [9627km / 5982mi] (I checked this distance before making my sign)

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:You'll meet people from all corners of the world there.
  • Cons:Without private transport, your options are limited.
  • In a nutshell:Being a self contained store, city, restraurant, etc. Everything is not but a few paces away.
  • Intro Updated Apr 20, 2011
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