Apparently some people have been making fun of Wyoming for only having two escalators in the entire state. I’m not sure why, but it’s prompted someone to count the six escalators in South Dakota–three of which are in Sioux Falls.
One of them doesn’t have steps, but is a moving ramp–that’s the one at the Sioux Falls airport, a pleasant, simple place to fly out of that lacks the confusing layout and complex structures of the airport in Minneapolis. That’s probably mostly because of its size, admittedly, but still, it’s much nicer to fly from Sioux Falls if you can, escalator aside.
Leaving aside the question of whether this means anything–which it probably doesn’t, given how accessibility means that elevators are more in favor than escalators–are there other escalators in North Dakota?
Updated, 3:05 p.m. Tuesday:
Preliminary List of Escalators in North Dakota:
So far, several people (thank you, Rob Beer, Eric, marann, Dan, Brad, Brent, Aaron) have responded with locations of escalators in North Dakota. They are:
- Scheels, in Fargo
- JC Penney, West Acres in Fargo (two sets)
- Ralph Englestad Arena (two sets)
- Fargo Airport (two sets)
- Fargodome lobby
- Grand Forks Airport
- Alerus Center, Grand Forks
- First National Bank, Grand Forks (was listed as defunct as of 2009, can anyone confirm?)
Does anyone else know of any more? Are there any in Bismarck?