Monday, December 22, 2014

South Dakota Tourist Attractions 1957

A couple were married in 1957 and spent their honeymoon traveling through South Dakota visiting various tourist attractions. The first image is a nice postcard of the South Dakota Reptile Gardens. The attraction is still open and vibrant. The postcard caption reads The Black Hills Reptile Gardens consists of the largest collection of reptiles on display in North America. the building shown on this card is the gift shop which is operated in conjunction with the reptile house. The building front is made entirely from minerals native to the Black Hills.

The next picture is of Rockerville ghost town which is a tourist attraction with a neat ghost town facade. The facade was filled with gift shops and other attractions. The town was bypassed by the highway and has declined since the 1960s. From what I can tell, the facade has fallen into disrepair.

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