Where to Go Apple Picking in South Dakota

Going apple picking is often on people's bucket lists....or in this case apple bucket lists (Ha!). It's a great way to spend time with your family, and it allows you to stock your fridge with a delicious, healthy snack all in one day!

Reader's Digest did a little research to find the best places to go apple picking across every state in the country. Based on Reader's Digest's findings, the South Dakota apple orchard that reigns supreme is...the Country Apple Orchard in Harrisburg!

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MORE FALL FUN: Pumpkin Patches Near Sioux Falls

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South Dakota's Best Apple Orchard is Country Apple Orchard

So, why is the Country Apple Orchard the best place for apple picking in South Dakota?  This orchard alone has over 6,000 apple trees on site.

Plus, there are seven acres of pumpkin patches to highlight all the fall fun! Country Apple Orchard is also known to have different festivals, delicious homemade pies, inflatables, and more!

The Country Apple Orchard is great fun for the entire family, so it's no surprise that Reader's Digest identified this grove burgeoning with apples as the best in the state.

Where to Have Some Pumpkin Patch Fun Around Sioux Falls

Bringing kids and loved ones to pick the perfect pumpkin is one of many memories created with family and friends. Spending a day outside and finding some awesome pumpkins to decorate your home just eclipses fall weather perfectly.

Pumpkin patches go beyond the pumpkins in the field. Some pumpkin patches offer hayrides, sweet treats from the farm bakery, hot apple cider, and even fun photo opportunities. Visiting a pumpkin patch in the Sioux Falls area is truly an experience for all to enjoy.

Now that fall weather is slowly permeating the Sioux Empire, some people want to take advantage of it and enjoy the outdoors by picking pumpkins from the pumpkin patch. So where can you can find some of the most inviting pumpkin patches in the Sioux Empire?

With the assistance of both Travel South Dakota and Only In Your State, I discovered five pumpkin patches around the Sioux Falls area to check out this fall season.

Road Trip-Worthy Restaurants Within 90 Minutes of Sioux Falls

Veer off the beaten path. Take a road trip and try some favorite small-town eateries. Just by driving a few miles, you could find some delicious hidden gems.

From steaks to seafood, chislic to chicken, these are out-of-the-way unexpected finds that will make your taste buds tingle.

Here's a list of 14 Road Trip-Worthy Restaurants within 90 minutes of Sioux Falls.

LOOK: 10 Reasons to Visit the South Dakota Badlands

Returning from a weekend trip to Rapid City, South Dakota for state basketball tournaments we decided to visit the Badlands National Park.

A quick turn-off I-90 will take you into some of the most awe-inspiring scenery.

It's also fun to note that several big-screen movies were filmed in the Badlands. Dances With Wolves, Starship Troopers, Armageddon, and most recently, Academy Award winner, Nomadland.

It's a spectacular park with tons to do. If you're setting out on a hike, bring lots of water and sign the hikers' logs at the trailheads. It could save your life. It's a tough place to survive.

Here are 10 facts about the Badlands:

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