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Feb '11

Killer Rabbit: Does Wall Drug live up to the hype?

What's nice about the Wall Drug jackalope sculpture is that is was made to climb on. Many roadside attractions have hands-off policies.

SUBMITTED BY: Adriana Perez  LOCATION: Wall, South Dakota (2011)

Anyone who’s ventured on a cross-country trip to find themselves, has likely found at least a hokey billboard teasing Wall Drug. The tourist mecca is about 75 miles from Mount Rushmore, but it hypes itself as a coming attraction from hundreds of miles away.

Some consider it a tourist trap, some consider it a must-see attraction. Quite frankly, it’s both.

What’s truly amazing is how a hyped-up carnival kitsch gift shop has managed to inspire parody road signs halfway across the world. Check out these tacky tourist photos from U.S. troops serving in Iraq and Afghanistan!

Wall Drug is one of America’s most innovative evangelists promoting goofy tourist photo-ops. We applaud them, hope to visit them one day, and encourage you to check out their own Tacky Tourist Photo gallery by clicking on any of the photos above.

(Adriana Perez is the founder of “Larger Than Life,” a Facebook community for fans of oversized roadside attractions.)

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