National Grasslands Visitor Center

Photo of National Grasslands Visitor Center BuildingOf all the groups of plants on earth, grasses are the most important to people. This fact, along with the unusual history of the Forest Service’s twenty National Grasslands, makes the National Grasslands Visitor Center one of a kind.

Wall, South Dakota, is home to the National Grasslands Visitor Center. The Center is part of the Buffalo Gap National Grassland - Wall Ranger District. Two blocks from the Center on Main Street is the world famous Wall Drug.

A theater, exhibit room, Jr. Ranger program, restrooms and a sales area are offered. For passport stamp seekers, check out the prairie dog featured on the Buffalo Gap National Grassland stamp. Exhibits feature grassland wildlife, grazing management and the history of the Great Plains. Other exhibits created by the Center staff are made to be touched!

You will never be late for the start of the theater presentation. The 25 minute “America’s Grasslands” presentation is shown upon your request.

Range is one of the five renewable resources of multiple-use management. The Forest Service is required to manage for a variety of uses such as recreation, range, timber, wildlife and fish habitat, and watershed. The twenty national grasslands are part of the 191 million acre responsibility of the Forest Service.


708 Main Street, PO Box 425
Wall, SD 57790
(605) 279-2125

Summer hours (Memorial Day - Labor Day): Open from 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. (Mountain Time), seven days per week, including Federal holidays.

Winter hours: Open from 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m (Mountain Time), Monday through Friday, including Federal holidays.  Starting in 2017, the Center may be closed between Thanksgiving and the end of January 2018.  Please call ahead.



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