The town of Wall has a population hovering just over 800. On any given evening, though, the town can host over 2,000 visitors. Thanks to Wall Drug and the proximity of Badlands National Park, Wall is full of lodging choices. Best Western, Days Inn, Motel 6, and other chains are available, as are several locally owned establishments.
For basic accommodations, be sure to check out
Sunshine Inn (608 Main St., 605/279-2178 or 800/782-2613, sunshineinnatwallsd.com, Apr.–Oct., closed in off-season, $65). Owned by the same family since “sometime in the 70s,” the inn offers 26 clean rooms, free Wi-Fi, and a continental breakfast, and allows small pets for a $5 fee. It’s the perfect spot for a really reasonable stay near the park.
Another great choice is Ann’s Motel (114 Fourth St., 605/279-2501, open year-round, $70–75), which has free wireless and super friendly service. There are 12 units and six cabins.
Campers should check out the Sleepy Hollow Campground (118 W. Fourth Ave., 605/279-2100, www.sleepyhollowsd.com, Apr. 1–Nov. 1, closed in off-season, tent site $17, RV site $25–29). The campground is within easy walking distance of downtown Wall. Facilities include laundry and a small pool.
© Laural A. Bidwell from Moon Mount Rushmore & the Black Hills, 1st Edition