||About 45 miles
|Best Time To Go:
||Seasonal. Closes for winter on September 3.
||US16A West, SD244 West, US 16W. Located on Highway 16
about six miles west of South Dakota-Wyoming state line.
||Producing, hand-dug oil well
||In 1966 a fellow named Al Smith dug a hole and
discovered oil --
24 feet down. And, ever since, his well has been
producing oil as the Accidental
Oil Company. Visitors can actually walk down into the
oil well and view
natural crude oil ooze from the rock. The site also
includes a collection
of antique oil drilling equipment and a gift shop inside
a 10,000 barrel
oil storage tank. Phone: 307-746-2042.