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The Corn Palace

 

The Corn Palace is open year-round and is FREE to visit. Our peak season is from Memorial Day through Labor Day. When you come during this time, you truly see the Corn Palace come to life as it is redecorated with new corn, grain and grass to showcase a new theme. However, the Corn Palace is never completely bare, so you will always see a building this truly American Icon! 

 

Al's Oasis

 

Welcome

Nestled along the Missouri River in Chamberlain and Oacoma, SD, Al's Oasis has historically been the premier resting stop for travelers along Interstate 90 (I-90). Here at Al's Oasis we offer bus tour groups, vacationing families, tourists, and lone travelers more than just great food, lodging and shopping. We offer them an escape from their travels. We still have our delicious 5 coffee, which always comes with a free smile. Al's Oasis, still a family run business, prides itself on making a fun, convenient, and relaxing stop for you and your family. Feel free to contact us at 605-234-6051 for questions or information.


Weekend Breakfast Buffet every weekend for $8.95

 

We are open from 8:00 am - 9:00 pm


 

Al's Oasis

Tour Groups Welcome!

Al's provides easy access off Interstate 90 whether you are traveling East or West with ample parking for multiple buses. Traveling with 45 or 50 of your closest friends? Al's Oasis Restaurant caters to all tour groups and takes pride in
being able to serve groups quickly and efficiently.


We offer restaurant seating for 300 guests.

America's Favorite Roadside Attraction!
Free Admission to this 76,000 square foot wonderland of free attractions!

CURRENT STORE HOURS:  
Monday - Saturday 7:00 am - 5:30 pm
Cafe Closes at 4:45 pm
Mall Closes at 5:00 pm

Sunday: 7:00 am - 3:30 pm
Cafe Closes at 2:45 pm
Mall Closes at 3:30 pm

It was December 1931. Dorothy and I had just bought the only drugstore in a town called Wall on the edge of the South Dakota Badlands. We'd been open a few days, and business had been bad.                                                                                                                                        

I stood shivering on the wooden sidewalk. In this little prairie town there were only 326 people, 326 poor people.

Most of them were farmers who'd been wiped out either by the Depression or drought.

Christmas was coming, but there was no snow, no sparkling lights — just viciously cold air. Out on the prairie the cold wind whipped up dust devils. I could see a Tin Lizzie chugging along the two-laner. Suitcases were strapped to the running boards. Someone's going home for the holidays, I thought to myself.  I wished they would stop, 82 years later...
 
Now there are people bustling all over the streets of Wall.  If Ted & Dorothy can make it in the dust bowl days of the Dirty 30s then there is no such place as Godforsaken in this great country we live in...AMERICA.  We are still here and gas prices are low.  All signs lead to Wall Drug!