Java, SD

Quick City Facts

County: Walworth
Population (2019): 127
Population (2010): 129

Data provided by US Census Bureau (2019)

Java, South Dakota, boasts a captivating history that dates back to its establishment in the late 19th century. Named after the island of Java in Indonesia, the town was founded by settlers drawn to the fertile lands of the region.

Initially thriving as an agricultural community, Java experienced growth with the arrival of the railroad, which facilitated trade and commerce. Over the years, Java has evolved while preserving its small-town charm and rich heritage, which is showcased through its historic landmarks and community traditions.

Despite its small size, Java offers a variety of activities for visitors and residents to enjoy. Outdoor enthusiasts can explore the picturesque landscapes surrounding the town, with opportunities for hiking, birdwatching, and wildlife photography. Hunting and fishing are popular pastimes, with abundant game and fishing spots in the nearby areas.

Cultural enthusiasts can immerse themselves in the local arts scene by attending community events, such as festivals, concerts, and art shows. Additionally, exploring the town’s historic sites, including old churches and pioneer homesteads, provides insight into Java’s past and the lives of its early settlers.

Popular Attractions

Trailshead Lodge

Trailshead Lodge

Lead

Jewel Cave National Monument

Jewel Cave National Monument

Custer

Deadwood Social Club

Deadwood Social Club

Deadwood

Chicago and NorthWestern Historic Railroad Depot

Chicago and NorthWestern Historic Railroad Depot

Redfield

Good Day Cafe

Good Day Cafe

Spearfish

Minervas Sioux Falls

Minervas Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls

The Cave Collective

The Cave Collective

Rapid City

Murals on the Town

Murals on the Town

Huron

Big Time Pizza and Coffee Hub

Big Time Pizza and Coffee Hub

Hot Springs

Tatanka Rez Tourz

Tatanka Rez Tourz

Allen

The Boat House

The Boat House

Yankton

Fort Pierre Depot and Museum

Fort Pierre Depot and Museum

Fort Pierre

Powder House Lodge & Restaurant

Powder House Lodge & Restaurant

Keystone

Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame

Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame

Sturgis

PaleoAdventures

PaleoAdventures

Belle Fourche

Discovery Tours

Discovery Tours

Lead

Black Hills Playhouse

Black Hills Playhouse

Custer

Kool Beans Coffee and Roasterie

Kool Beans Coffee and Roasterie

Brookings

Great Faces. Great Places.

South Dakota is an incredibly unique state in that each region offers a completely different experience then the others. Check out each of the regions to see what each has to offer!

Badlands

Western South Dakota

Featuring the Black Hills, Badlands, the Sturgis Rally. This region tends to be the most popular.

CENTRAL REGION

This region of South Dakota offers some of the best hunting and fishing in the entire central US. 

Eastern Region

The eastern region is home to the largest city in the state and provides visitors with a true "prairie" experience.