Explore the stunning landscapes of Badlands National Park, revel in the sight of Mt. Rushmore and get up close and personal with the amazing wildlife at Bear Country USA when traveling to Wall, South Dakota. Discover all the adventures you can have in this scenic city.
Up above the buttes of Badlands National Park is Wall, South Dakota, revealing unique prairie vistas, amazing formations and unsurpassed scenery.
Wall, SD was given its name from the "Wall" standing between the upper prairie flats and the grassy hills. It is a rugged tip of tinted spires, ridges, and twisted gullies that ranges from a half mile to three miles wide and is over nine miles long. It is this series of formations that gave the town of Wall its name.
Crazy Horse Monument
Badlands National Park - Offering 244,000 acres of rugged, beautiful landscape and located just eight miles from Wall. Experience the quiet and serene surroundings while enjoying one of the many hiking trails. Sunrises and sunsets are magnificent so be sure to bring your camera along. The nearby Ben Reifel Visitor Center is open year-round offering exhibits, educational information and theatres.
Mt. Rushmore - Mount Rushmore is an extraordinary granite sculpture located within the United States Presidential Memorial. It represents the first 150 years of the history of the United States of America with 60-foot sculptures of the heads of former United States presidents: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln.
Mount Rushmore National Memorial has almost three million visitors a year from across the country and around the world. Over the decades, Mount Rushmore has become a symbol of freedom and hope for people from all cultures and backgrounds.
Crazy Horse Memorial - The Crazy Horse Memorial is home to the world's largest mountain sculpture in progress. Crazy Horse Memorial's mission is to honor the culture, tradition, and living heritage of North American Indians.
Bear Country USA - Nestled over 250 acres of towering pines eight miles south of Rapid City, Bear Country U.S.A. offers an up close and personal view of several North American mammals. Visitors enjoy a leisurely three-mile drive and encounter black bear, elk, reindeer, deer, cougars, bobcats, rocky mountain goats, bighorn sheep, dall sheep and buffalo along the way.
After completing the loop with the large animals, be sure to stop by "Babyland". Babyland offers a close up view of almost a dozen North American mammals. Be sure to bring your camera and catch the bear cubs, raccoons and otters at play along with many more of their friends!
Badlands Bar - Located directly across the street from Wall Drug. Known for having the "coldest beer in town" this local favorite serves a mean hamburger, onion bites, pizza and more!
Wall Drug - Offering one of the best breakfasts in town! Whether you are in the mood for the highly talked about fresh doughnuts or some good old fashioned French toast and eggs, the restaurant at Wall Drug will fill your stomach!
The Mocha Moose - If you're in the mood for something sweet with your coffee, the Mocha Moose is your stop! Offering gourmet coffee, ice cream, truffles, cinnamon rolls, scones and bagels, this shop will definitely hit the spot.
The Wall Drug Store - The Wall Drug Store got its start during the Depression years by offering Free Ice Water to thirsty travelers. Today, Wall Drug draws up to twenty thousand people on a good summer day. Wall drug features a unique two block shopping Emporium, a Western Art Gallery, and a restaurant where you can buy five-cent coffee! The backyard also features an animated T-Rex, branding iron arcade and a panning & mining experience for fossils and gemstones.
Main Street Wall - Dozens of individual shops offering a variety of Black Hills gold pieces, turquoise, western wear and accessories, art galleries and more. Spend the day going from shop to shop for a truly unique shopping experience.
Prairie Edge Trading Company - Located in the heart of Rapid City in a restored National Historic Registered building originally built in the 1800s, Prairie Edge strives to educate the public and to preserve the heritage and culture of the Northern Plains Indians. Prairie Edge is pleased to be able to provide Northern Plains Indian artists and craftspeople an outlet for their finest work which reflects on their heritage and culture.
Prairie Edge offers the finest in glassware, pottery, Pendleton blankets, star quilts, contemporary jewelry, unique clothing, frames, fountains, candles and scents as well as original works by regional and nationally acclaimed artists.
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To receive more Wall, South Dakota information or to read more about Wall, South Dakota attractions and to look for visitor guides visit the Wall, South Dakota Tourism site at http://www.wall-badlands.com/.