Nomadland: South Dakota seeing tourism boost from Oscar-winning movie; Quartzsite, Arizona hopes for the same magic

Tourist attractions in South Dakota that appeared in the Academy Award-winning film Nomadland are seeing an increase in visitors.Reptile Gardens animal park and Wall Drug Store, a sprawling, cowboy-themed roadside attraction, are both reporting an early bump in tourist traffic, the Rapid City Journal reports. Both were in Nomadland, which won best picture, best director and best actress Academy Awards.The movie follows Fern, a 60-year old widow living in her van and taking odd jobs as she…

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