Introduction to Brandon, South Dakota
Brandon, South Dakota, in Minnehaha county, is 6 miles E of Sioux Falls, South Dakota and 164 miles N of Omaha, Nebraska. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns that it shares the Sioux Falls metropolitan area with. Brandon contains a population of approximately 5,693.
Brandon was platted as a village in 1878. It is located in Minnehaha County, which was established in 1862. The county derived its name from a Sioux Indian term for waterfalls. Brandon was incorporated as a city in 1973. It was named after Brandon, Vermont.
Brandon and nearby Attractions
- Big Sioux Recreation Area
- Brandon Area Museum
- Palisades State Park
- Great Plains Zoo
- Falls Park
- Siouxland Heritage Museums
Things To Do In Brandon
Brandon offers easy access to the Great Plains Zoo & Delbridge Museum, the Siouxland Heritage Museums and the Pipestone National Monument. The Brandon Area Museum provides insight into the history of the city. The Palisades State Park offers a wide variety of opportunities for recreation. One can also visit the Big Sioux Recreation Area and Falls Park. Some of the local festivals include the Homesteader Day Harvest Festival and the American Festival.
Joe Foss Field Airport is nearby.
Brandon Higher Education
South Dakota State University, Southwest State University and the University of South Dakota are the local centers of higher education.