• Al's Oasis - Oacoma, South Dakota

      Photo by Peter Thody
      German emigrant Albert Mueller opening his first store here in Oacoma way back in 1919, relocating to the current site in the early 1950s. At this time it was a ten stool lunch counter and small grocery store; today it is a major business consisting of a restaurant, saloon, supermarket, gift store, clothing outlet, inn and campground. While still a family business, Al's Oasis is very much geared towards Interstate traffic and bus tour groups rather than local folk.

      If you go:
      Like Wall Drug, its more famous counterpart 150 miles west along I-90, Al's Oasis still offers a cup of coffee for just 5 cents.


      1000 East South Dakota Hwy 16
      Oacoma, South Dakota 57365 USA

      Phone Numbers:

      +1 (605) 234-6051

      Oasis Inn
      +1 (605) 734-6061