Some things belong together; Peanut Butter and Jelly, Bacon, and Eggs, and in South Dakota, weary interstate 90 travelers and Al's Oasis are like two peas in a pod.
If you've done any amount of driving through the Mount Rushmore State, chances are, you've spotted the signs for the South Dakota Mainstay that's been tending to those who need a break from the road for well over 100 years. But the iconic, Al's Oasis in Oacoma has made some big changes, just in time for another busy summer season.
The New and Improved Al's Oasis
You can find more details on Al's Oasis Website.
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Here Are The 7 Remaining Drive-In Theaters In South Dakota
If you were born last century...you know, in the nineteen hundreds (ugh)...you may have spent a summer evening in the car watching movies. I don't mean on your phone, I mean at the drive-in movie theater!
If you were in Sioux Falls in the 1970s and '80's you may remember seeing Jaws
and Indiana Jones
at The East Park or the Starlite Drive-In
. Both drive-ins opened just after World War 2. The East Park didn't make it out of the '70s, closing in 1978. The Starlite survived long enough to see the birth of home video, closing in 1985.
Drive-in movies had a bit of a resurgence during the pandemic. They were a way to go out and do something social without getting out of your car.
If you tried one during that time, or you remember the fun of a warm summer evening watching movies on that giant screen there are still places in South Dakota and around Sioux Falls you can do it.