The Window to the West

This sample itinerary can be customized for any time of year.

Offering all the expected and plenty of the unexpected, Wall, South Dakota welcomes your next group adventure. Nestled among the beautiful backdrop of the expansive plains and breathtaking views of the Badlands, Wall offers groups a chance to experience the traditional values of the West.


10:00am – 4:00pm

Arrive in Wall and let your groups explore. Main Street features shopping for Black Hills Gold, Badlands souvenirs, and assorted novelties. Check out the attractions, such as the National Grasslands Visitor Center and, of course, Wall Drug Store.

Since 1931, Wall Drug Store has been entertaining and educating groups and travelers alike. The 76,000-square-foot wonderland is jam-packed with free attractions, a frontier town, unique western shopping, a large restaurant, and world-class displays of Illustration and Western Art. Check out their Backyard with choreographed splash park, picture props, 1,400 historical photographs, panning and mining opportunities, and the best paleontology store in the country.

4 – 6:00pm
Before leaving Wall Drug, stop at their restaurant for an authentic western dinner.

6:00 – 9:00pm
Drive along the Badlands Loop Scenic Byway and take in the rugged, beautiful views of Badlands National Park. The Ben Reifel Visitor Center features geology and paleontology, as well as stories of past inhabitants, including plants, wildlife, and humans. If your group is feeling more adventurous, step out of the bus and go for a hike or horseback ride to get a more up-close and personal experience. Be sure to watch the breathtaking sunset over the landscape.

Get some rest and relaxation, however your group prefers, with choices of comfortable campgrounds, bed & breakfasts, and group-friendly motels in the area.


10:00am – 12:00pm
Your first stop this morning is at the Minuteman Missile National Historic Site where your groups will learn the story of the Minuteman weapons system during the Cold War era. Be sure to make reservations in order to tour the underground launch control center and missile silo.

12:00pm – 2:00pm
Is your group up for more western adventure? Check out some local sites on the National Register of Historic Places. At Prairie Homestead, your groups will see a hillside sod house that is still intact. At Triangle Ranch B&B, visit a working ranch that provides lodging in a 1923 Alhambra Sears, Roebuck & Co. home, as well as a separate Cowboy Carriage House.

For more information or to customize this sample itinerary for your group, contact the Wall-Badlands Area Chamber at 605-279-2665 or visit them online at

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