5 Upper Midwest Tourist Traps: Been There – Got the Shot Glass
Every state has a "tourist trap." A place where you'll go out of your way to find and by the time you park, look a round, take a photo, and get back in the car, you're left wondering, "what's the big deal about this place?"
It would come as no surprise that Business Insider has named Wall Drug the worst tourist trap in South Dakota. Many articles have cited the same. After all, the nearly 300 billboards across the state builds excitement and the sign touting "clean restrooms!" makes you want to hold it till you get there!
I'm not sure it's the worst. I won't point out all of the destinations that left me feeling less than awed (Ahem, World's Largest Ball of Twine in Kansas), but I happen to enjoy Wall Drug. Heck, last fall I picked up a nifty pocket knife, a hatchet, a pair of boots, a spiffy shot glass, and free ice water. And the restrooms were pleasant. Here's the 5 Things I Didn't Know About Wall Drug after that trip.
So, B.I. writers (who hate free water and big green dinosaurs) what if I venture across our borders to our neighboring states? Here's their other Midwest tourist traps:
I'll bring the camera.