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

Swiftel Center

Swiftel Center

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Belle Joli Winery Tasting Room

Belle Joli Winery Tasting Room

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Obscure Brewing Co.

Obscure Brewing Co.

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McNally’s Irish Pub

McNally’s Irish Pub

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Falls Park Farmer’s Market

Falls Park Farmer’s Market

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Tokyo Japanese Restaurant

Tokyo Japanese Restaurant

Pierre

Codington County Heritage Museum

Codington County Heritage Museum

Watertown

Cook’s Kitchen

Cook’s Kitchen

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Black Hills Open-Top-Tours

Black Hills Open-Top-Tours

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Washington Pavilion

Washington Pavilion

Sioux Falls

Granary Rural Cultural Center

Granary Rural Cultural Center

Groton

Bridle Ridge Horse and RV Camp

Bridle Ridge Horse and RV Camp

Custer

“O” So Good Restaurant

“O” So Good Restaurant

Garretson

Chapel in the Hills

Chapel in the Hills

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Edelweiss Mountain Lodging

Edelweiss Mountain Lodging

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Lewie’s Saloon and Eatery

Lewie’s Saloon and Eatery

Lead

Quality Inn

Quality Inn

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Drifters Bar & Grille

Drifters Bar & Grille

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