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.

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.

Pierson Ranch Recreation Area

Pierson Ranch Recreation Area

Dakota Nature Park & Larson Nature Center

Dakota Nature Park & Larson Nature Center

Brookings

Glacial Lakes & Prairies Tourism Association

Glacial Lakes & Prairies Tourism Association

Watertown

Springfield Recreation Area

Springfield Recreation Area

Visitor Information Center at Falls Park

Visitor Information Center at Falls Park

Sioux Falls

6th Meridian Hop Farm

6th Meridian Hop Farm

Yankton

Country Inn & Suites

Country Inn & Suites

Brookings

Old Courthouse Museum

Old Courthouse Museum

Sioux Falls

Springs Inn Cafe and Lounge

Springs Inn Cafe and Lounge

Wessington Springs

The Dakota Room

The Dakota Room

Watertown

2nd Street Station

2nd Street Station

Watertown

1481 Grille

1481 Grille

Arlington

The Pheasant Restaurant & Lounge

The Pheasant Restaurant & Lounge

Brookings

Auld-Brokaw Trail

Auld-Brokaw Trail

Yankton

Bunyan’s

Bunyan’s

Vermillion

The Homestead Coffee Co.

The Homestead Coffee Co.

Salem

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.