South Dakota

Vintage Postcard of Devils Tower

South Dakota


Above-Mount Rushmore and the Corn Palace in Mitchell, SD. Yes-its made of corn, well, decorated with it anyway.
The decorations change each year.


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Custer, SD


Little too fancy for us but lacking something else…

Black Hills Burger and Bun Co -441 Mount Rushmore Rd, Custer, SD 57730(605) 673-3411 Homemade buns and many burger and buffalo burger variations.  Near the Purple Pie place, a must stop for pies.

Deadwood, SD

In the Middle of a park lies a tasty burger joint


Sugar Shack -22495 US Highway 385, Deadwood, SD 57732 (605) 341-6772 Burgers at a roadside biker bar.

Murdo, SD


Murdo Drive In-212 Kennedy Ave, Murdo, SD 57559 (605) 669-2972-Opens in May, Closes for Season August 31.  Not much to look at, but grass fed beef burgers, broasted chicken, Tacos and Ice cream.  They will serve you in your car but does not appear like a classic drive in.


Rapid City, SD

Record Store-
Ernie November, 1319 W.Main St., Rapid City, SD 57701

Sioux Falls SD

Record Store-
Total Drag -Venue and Record store-307 E 12th St, Sioux Falls, SD 57104 (605) 521-6439
Ernie November,2135 S Minnesota Ave, Sioux Falls, SD 57105  Most days Ten AM to 10 PM

Great Plains Coffee House & Gallery -1007 W 11 St – Sioux Falls, SD 605-339-7207

Hamburger inn-Yum.  Sliders! Aka mini burger a la White Castle. 111-1/2 E. 10th St. Sioux Falls, SD

Tripp, SD
Tripp Sports Bowl Café  210 S. Main St., Tripp, SD 605-935-6281-If you happen to find yourself in Tripp, you WILL eat at the bowling alley because it is the ONLY place to eat.  However, the Dakota Burger is actually not a burger at all.  Instead its a hot beef sandwich with slices of roast beef.  Mmmm.

Vermillion, SD

Record Store-
Uncle John Goes-108 E Main St, Vermillion, SD-605-624-3027

Wall, SD
Wall Drugstore.  Giant Mega drugstore with “free ice water” located of I-90.  A real funky tourist trap with great cheap diner food.

Vintage postcard of a mural inside Wall Drug



Vintage postcard “the Badlands of South Dakota”