Free ice water; the story of Wall Drug.

  • 95 Pages
  • 1.25 MB
  • English
North Plains Press , Aberdeen, S.D
Hustead, Theodore Edward, 1902-, Wall Drug
LC ClassificationsHF6201.D6 W34
The Physical Object
Pagination95 p.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4911066M
LC Control Number76092836

But the story of Wall Drug was a story of success because one simple idea took root: Offering road weary travelers free ice water. Soon travelers would make a point to stop at Wall Drug to enjoy a refreshing break and they haven’t stopped coming to Free ice water; the story of Wall Drug.

book Drug since. Binding: Softcover. Full Title: Free Ice Water. The Story of Ted and Bill Hustead's Wall Drug. Author: Dana Close Jennings. Publisher: Wall Drug, 99 pags. Oversized softcover. Some wear and creasing, discoloring but a solid reading copy. Wall Drug brochure laid in.

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Shipped Weight: Standard Weight. Category: Reference; Inventory No 5/5(1). Just as near To Highway 16 & Free Ice Water Wall Drug” drew weary travelers into the small-town drug store to enjoy a refreshing break.

Today, more than 2 million visitors a year stop at the popular roadside attraction for a meal or activity, 5 cent coffee, and ice water – which is still free. Free Ice Water. The Story of Wall Drug Paperback – January 1, See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions.

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Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for Free ice water; the story of Wall Drug at Read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users. It's hard to miss Wall Drug of the reason the South Dakota pit stop off Route 16A is so legendary is because of its clever marketing: Hundreds of billboard signs sport slogans to ensure drivers know just where to stop for a free cup of ice water, or a 5 cent cup of coffee, or the best doughnuts in the state, or any number of family-friendly activities.

Wall Drug Store, often called simply Wall Drug, is a roadside attraction and tourist stop located in the town of Wall, South Dakota, adjacent to Badlands National Drug consists of a collection of cowboy-themed stores, including a drug store, gift shop, several restaurants, and various other stores, as well as an art gallery and an foot (24 m) brontosaurus sculpture.

As luck would have it, "free ice water" did the trick for Wall Drug, which began welcoming more customers by the day, leading them to try out even more print and billboard advertising like "Get a soda Get a root beer turn next corner Just as near To Highway 16 & Free Ice Water Wall Drug.".

Wall Drug’s Western Art Gallery Restaurant seats more than people and is known for its famous homemade donuts and rolls, hot beef sandwiches, buffalo burgers, and 5-cent coffee. Visitors to the restaurant can relax and enjoy a glass of wine with a meal from a complete menu of breakfast, lunch, and dinner items, including a full kids’ menu.

Dorothy’s idea was to place a sign on the busy Route 16 to draw people to the drug store. Thanks to her catchy and simple jingle - “Get a soda/get a beer/turn next corner/just as near/to Highway 16 and 14/free ice water/ Wall Drug” – the cars started rolling in and haven’t stopped since.

Run now by the third generation Hustead family, Wall Drug still stands by their original offer: free ice water. They’ll even fill your jug. Wall Drug is located at Main Street in Wall, South Dakota, off of I Exit You can’t miss it—just follow the signs.

Check the web site for hours and more details. Disclosure: My visit to the. The Wall Drug story takes you back to the very beginnings of how a 24 x 60 foot building became a world class attraction.

Ted and Dorothy Hustead just wanted to have a store of their own, serve the people of Wall, South Dakota, and offer hot, thirsty travelers a little free ice : VHS Tape.

Wall Drug is a thriving tourist attraction in the small town of Wall, South Dakota, that offers free ice water and 5-cent cups of coffee and nea square feet of fun and games and entertainmen /K TripAdvisor reviews. This article is about one of 18 South Dakota food favorites.

For the complete list, go here. Wall Drug Water: Water, but with a big West River South Dakota legacy. In this case, drink it freely. reviews of Wall Drug Store "Free ice water sinceCoffee for 10 cents. It's places like Wall Drug that make South Dakota the biggest tourist destination in the midwest.

After seeing billboards for Wall Drug over hundreds of flat prarie miles (for days), it's more than most can do to resist checking it out when the exit comes up Yelp reviews. In the summer, the day at Wall Drug begins with cooks coming in at a.m.

to start making Wall Drug donuts, and the other food the store will serve that day. Today, Wall Drug is still famous for its free ice water, but is also a favorite stop for millions of tourists each year because it is a cultural and historical site while remaining a fun, relaxing break for the entire family.

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In the peak season, up to 20, visitors each day enjoy delicious food, shopping and activities. View a Map to Wall Drug. They pop up with alarming frequency, along with hand-painted promises of free ice water, a roaring T-Rex, ice cream, belt buckles, and a rideable jackalope.

They all summon you, like a tractor. O of those travelers every summer day stop off at Wall Drug for free ice water, five-cent coffee, homemade fudge and donuts, ice cream, or a meal at one of two restaurants with seating up to The vacationers typically spend three to four hours browsing souvenirs, western clothing, hats, tee-shirts, postcards, toys and trinkets.

It started as a tiny pharmacy, but thanks to some well-placed signs advertising free ice water, Wall Drug expanded into a gigantic must-see attraction where you can find kitschy photo ops, priceless original western artwork, delicious comfort food, and souvenir shopping that can’t be beat. Just south of town is the otherworldly landscape of Badlands National Park.

Wall Drug: free ice water - See 3, traveler reviews, 2, candid photos, and great deals for Wall, SD, at TripadvisorK TripAdvisor reviews. Wall Drug a must stop because of the historical facts behind it.

This place has everything for anyone and everyone, from the tackiest to the neatest. Oh, yes. Iced water is still free and coffee is still a nickel. Skip the “home-made” ice creams that are a tad on the sweet /K TripAdvisor reviews.

From Country Living. It's hard to miss Wall Drug of the reason the South Dakota pit stop off Route 16A is so legendary is because of its clever marketing: Hundreds of billboard signs sport slogans to ensure drivers know just where to stop for a free cup of ice water, or a 5 cent cup of coffee, or the best doughnuts in the state, or any number of family-friendly activities.

Billboards advertising Wall Drug (and free ice water) permeate the side of the highway and can be seen for hundreds of miles throughout South Dakota and beyond. How many Wall Drug signs are there.

According to the Chicago Tribune, there were about 3, Wall Drugs signs in 50 states by the s but today only about remain. Dorothy and Ted Hustead started Wall Drug in Only people lived in Wall, a town devastated by the Depression and continuing drought.

At first the pharmacy struggled. But then Dorothy had an idea: put up signs on the highway offering free ice water to travelers. Wall Drug - Animated T-Rex.

Wall Drug added an animated T-Rex dinosaur to the many other unique items to look at. T-Rex makes a very loud growl noise and its eyes light up. You might have to wait a few minutes for the display of animation. Wall is right off I in South Dakota near the Badlands National Park. So stop by and grab a free sign.

Books Design Food People used to stop in for the free ice water as they drove through the Badlands along the hot, dusty highway. beckoning tourists to check out Wall Drug (and get some ice. Wall Drug Czar Ted Hustead () died in a Philip, SD, hospital at the age of He and his wife Dorothy started Wall Drug in Dorothy's idea of the lure of "Free Ice Water" in the Black Hills - Badlands region turned it into a must-see detour off I The community is as much a part of the drug store’s success as the ice water, Hustead said.

“In a nutshell, our relationship is definitely a two-way street,” Hustead said. This happened when Hustead's wife, Dorothy, went out onto the highway and put up a sign reading: “Free Ice Water —Wall Drug.” “Cars were turning in before we got back,” her husband re.Point taken.

There's absolutely no cost to entering this sprawling, kitschy, rougsquare-foot behemoth of a place. But there are plenty of opportunities to lighten a wallet. There is, of course, the free ice water and five-cent coffee advertised on some of the billboards that have made Wall Drug famous.

Anybody who watched Ted Hustead roll into Wall, S.D., on a cattle truck in Decemberhis wife and 4-year-old son at his side, the family's entire stock of .