Wall Drug, Wall, South Dakota
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Wall Drug is the empire built on free ice water. Located in Wall, South Dakota, Wall Drug grew to its current enormous size of two city blocks by offering free ice water to all travelers. In 1936 Ted Hustead placed a "free ice water" sign on Route 16. Customers started appearing at Wall Drug before Ted could return from placing the sign. The correct conclusion of Dorothy Hustead was" "What is it that those travelers really want after driving across that hot prairie? They're thirsty. They want water. Ice cold water!" Free ice water continues to the present day, along with free ice water cups.

Read about the free ice water story. Visit the Wall Drug web site.

Wall Drug has won the coveted golden flamingo award for attractions of exceptional concept and scope.

 
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