Christmas In The Attic (605) 594-2225 (505 3rd. Street, Garretson, South Dakota) is not just an ice cream soda fountain. Take a walk through the connection and you will be amazed at the selection and sheer Christmas joy that awaits you. Christmas In The Attic is without argument the best Christmas store in the mid-West, one of the best in the country, and possibly one of the best in the world.
They have one of the largest collection of Studio 56 villages on the planet, and carry some of the top names in Christmas products on a year round basis including Byer's Choice Limited Carolers, and Fontanini nativity scenes from 2-1/2 inches to life size. Simply walking into this place is amazing, and it was the final factor that made OutdoorPlaces.Com feel that Garretson, South Dakota was worthy of being a secret wonder. And just in case your wondering, yes they do ship anywhere across the country.
We really don't know of any other place that has less than 1,000 people, three parks, including one of the finest state parks in the country, and one of the finest municipal parks in the country, interesting local history, interesting locals to tell you about it, metropolitan area quality restaurants, and one of the most remarkable specialty stores you will find anywhere in the United States. Just to add some incentive to visit, Pipestone National Monument is only a rocks throw away across the Minnesota border and Garretson is only a 15 minute diversion off of Interstate 90. It is a must see little town, and a great secret wonder.