Wall Drug gears up for tourism season

Published: Apr. 24, 2018 at 5:25 PM MDT
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Tourism season brings thousands of visitors to Western South Dakota, and the Wall Drug Store is gearing up for all the extra foot traffic.

Wall Drug is one of the biggest roadside attractions in America.

What started out as a 1,000 square foot store has turned into a 76,000 square foot business.

During the winter they have 60 staff members, and in the summer they have 200 workers.

Rick Hustead is the chairman of Wall Drug Store, and he says one of the challenging things about this season is getting enough staff.

"Last year we had 70 J-1 Visa work travel students. And we tried to get H-2B workers and we couldn't get any. This year we were able to get H-2B workers and also J-1 so we're in pretty good shape, " Rick said.

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