Eastern Region

 

The eastern region of South Dakota has something for everyone.  There’s the hustle and bustle of Sioux Falls, the refined calm of the National Music Museum, and the excitement of the Washington Pavilion of Arts and Sciences to lure you to the eastern region.

If you are in love with the outdoors and the hustle and bustle of city life, then the Eastern Region of South Dakota is meant for you.

When planning your trip to this region of the state, we definitely recommend you take time to visit the Sioux Falls, SD, which happens to be the state’s largest city. Downtown Sioux Falls and Falls Park are some of the many attractions that make the city great. 

Outside of the Sioux Falls, this region of the state offers so many outdoor adventures on the prairie. Check out the popular Palisades State Park, enjoy a day out on the water on the Missouri River near Yankton, visit the homestead of the famous author Laura Ingalls Wilder in DeSmet.

Fishing and hunting are also extremely popular in this region. Check out our hunting section to learn more about hunting in South Dakota.

Find Things to do in Eastern South Dakota

The Eastern Region in South Dakota features millions of travelers every year. It features the largest city in the state in Sioux Falls, and offers excellent entertainment options throughout the region. Whether you are looking for something to do, a place to stay, an attraction, outdoor activities, or a nearby restaurant there are endless opportunities in the region. Take a peak at some of the many area hotspots below.

Schmidts Landing Resort

Schmidts Landing Resort

Minervas Restaurant

Minervas Restaurant

Lake Thompson Recreation Area

Lake Thompson Recreation Area

The Heritage Center at Red Cloud Indian School

The Heritage Center at Red Cloud Indian School

Quality Inn Rosebud Casino

Quality Inn Rosebud Casino

MacKenzie River Pizza, Grill & Pub

MacKenzie River Pizza, Grill & Pub

Minervas Sioux Falls

Minervas Sioux Falls

Hartford Steak Co. Tavern

Hartford Steak Co. Tavern

Pine Shadows Daybreak

Pine Shadows Daybreak

1905 Opera House

1905 Opera House

Falls Park Farmer’s Market

Falls Park Farmer’s Market

Huron Chamber & Visitors Bureau

Huron Chamber & Visitors Bureau

Red Barn Grill & Cafe

Red Barn Grill & Cafe

Mary Jo Wegner Arboretum & East Sioux Falls Historic Site

Mary Jo Wegner Arboretum & East Sioux Falls Historic Site

Muddy Mo’s Coffee House

Muddy Mo’s Coffee House

Sioux Falls ClubHouse Hotel & Suites

Sioux Falls ClubHouse Hotel & Suites

CJ’s Patisserie

CJ’s Patisserie

Meridian Corner

Meridian Corner

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.