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Ditmars Orchard

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Address: 19475 225th St, Council Bluffs, IA 51503-8626
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+1 712-256-7053
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 18:00

What started in 1994 as a family project has blossomed into a local...

What started in 1994 as a family project has blossomed into a local attraction for all ages to enjoy. Customers can pick their own apples, strawberries, cherries, peaches, apricots, and pumpkins. We also host many events such as our BlueGrass Festival (Labor Day Weekend), Hot Air Balloon Festival (usually the 2nd weekend in September), and Pumpkin Fest in October. Families can enjoy a bite to eat in our cafe or take home one of our signature sauces, jellies, or jams from the store. Local favorites from the cafe include hot apple cider doughnuts, homemade fries, and ice cold apple cider slushies. We also offer tractor rides into the orchard for picking as well as a playground and corn maze for the kids.

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what a great place

we went there on a fall afternoon, ....they were making wine / crushing grapes...we were informed when they were actually crushing the grapes...we went around, and watched...the... read more

Reviewed 14 March 2017
Council Bluffs, Iowa
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Reviewed 10 April 2017

I love this place. My wife can not get enough of it. There are amazing pies they sell, plus they sell food for eating there in their restaurant... The wine slushies are absolutely worth the visit by themselves. And the cider.... The cider is life. Trust me, you want a few gallons of cider fresh from the orchard.

Thank Andrew G
Council Bluffs, Iowa
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

we went there on a fall afternoon, ....they were making wine / crushing grapes...we were informed when they were actually crushing the grapes...we went around, and watched...the owner explained every step...this was soooo cool . after the explanation, we went back in and tried several wines...all are pretty good,...I let my wife pick out the ones for home,...a very tranquil,... More 

Thank nadman2016
Council Bluffs, Iowa
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30 reviews
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Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

Do stop in during apple season. Great cider. They have the lighter than air festival in the late sumner also. Hot air balloon rides. Do stop out. Fun for the family.

Thank Robbintravels
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Reviewed 10 August 2016

I love going to Dittmars orchard for the balloon festival! Always a great time. There is a lot of things to do at Dittmars picking apples and music a corn maze and a little store where you can buy pies and jelly's and of course carmel apples.

Thank froggyburgett
Council Bluffs, Iowa
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6 reviews
Reviewed 24 July 2016

Good wines of all different kinds, yummy pastries, pick some apples to share with the family, enjoy.

Thank Malistopher
Omaha, Nebraska
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Reviewed 23 May 2016 via mobile

I am always looking for fun & different things to do with my love bugs (grandchildren) when I'm hanging out with them on the weekends. I happened upon Ditmars Orchard, from a Groupon offered for the wine & cheese tasting, also offered at Ditmars. Ditmars also has a vineyard. Upon further exploration, I learned the Orchard was open to the... More 

1 Thank snee1652
Omaha, Nebraska
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Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

An Adventure out on this chilly day, took us to Ditmars not far away. We sampled several tasty wines, (named after family members) then pared with a cheese tray as we settled in time. Ashley was a very informative gal, as we learned of the orchard and her family pals. The work of the land, and planting the crops is... More 

Thank R M
Council Bluffs
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65 reviews
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Reviewed 30 November 2015

This is a very good orchard. They have a gift shop by the entrance where you can purchase a lot of different items like apple cider, jams, jelly's, etc. They keep the place very well maintained.

1 Thank Linda B
Omaha, Nebraska
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Reviewed 21 October 2015

We decided to visit to get apples and related products. The last mile onward, it was very dusty and unpaved. This added to the dust on the orchard premises. Thus, we decided against apple picking or any other activity. Our car got caked with the dust and we got itching throats, in spite of the windows being shut. Almost all... More 

Thank Omahan I
Council Bluffs, Iowa
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Reviewed 14 October 2015

Had a superb hot air balloon weekend recently! Family fun. They have apples and have a small vineyard. They supply the local grocery store with produce and delicious apple and cherry cider. Ditmars has a small area where products can be purchased at the orchard.

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