Harrisburg, South Dakota is a vibrant small town outside South Dakota’s largest city of Sioux Falls. Harrisburg’s residents enjoy the benefits of living in a small town with big city amenities less than 10 minutes down the road.

The town has recorded unprecedented growth over the last decade. There are top-notch schools at every level- six elementary schools, two middle schools and one high school. New businesses are constantly sprouting up to serve its growing population. Are you in search of a small town that’s dedicated to new opportunities? Harrisburg is the perfect place to call home. Welcome!



1.1     History

1.2     Geography


2.1     Library

2.2     Parks

2.3     Golf Courses

2.4     Lake Alvin Recreation Area

2.5     Heartland Country Corn Maze

2.6     Hotels and Inns

2.7     Places of worship


3.1     Restaurants

3.2     Gas stations





Harrisburg owes much of its existence to the railroad. On 1st August, 1879, Pembina division of the Dakota Southern Railroad passed through the Harrisburg territory and this resulted in the establishment of a post office at the depot. Throughout the early years of Harrisburg’s territory, the post office went through a few names: Saline, Springdale, and eventually in 1890, the post office was named Harrisburg, which resulted in the birth of the city.

Harrisburg was known for having an independent school district even as far back as 1904. Then, two substantial school buildings were erected – something to which no other South Dakota town this size or larger came close. Harrisburg had been known for her sound educational system since the earliest time. This has remained till today. The first school built in Harrisburg’s first school was a small white schoolhouse built in 1894.  Miss Maude Brown was the first teacher.

According to history, farming and exporting grains have been the main occupation of the people of Harrisburg, making the town depended on the railway system with main connections in Sioux City and Sioux Falls. In the early years, Harrisburg’s main exports comprise seeds cattle, potatoes, corn, hogs, horses, hay, eggs, and poultry. Others are wheat, butter, oats, barley and cheese. In 1905, Harrisburg gained popularity as the major producer of grains and livestock. It advanced its competition, with 240 acres per year


Result from 2010 census showed that Harrisburg’s population was 4,089 as against 958 recorded in 2000 census.  The population of the Harrisburg zip code has grown from 2,476 in 2000 to 10,342 in 2010. Harrisburg is located at 43°25′46″N 96°41′46″W (43.429366, -96.696113). Data from the United States Census Bureau showed that the city has a total area of 2.48 square miles (6.42 km2), all of it land.

The zip code of Harrisburg is 57032 while its FIPS place code is 27260. Harrisburg is an estimated 2.7 miles from the south edge of Sioux Falls metro area.

Data from 2010 census showed that 4,089 people, 1,423 households, and 1,133 families reside in Harrisburg. It has a population density of 1,648.8 inhabitants per square mile (636.6/km2).



The Harrisburg Community Library can be found on the east side of the Harrisburg Liberty Elementary School building, precisely at 200 E Willow Street. By showing a proof of residency, all residents of Lincoln County can get a library card.

Digital library cards are also available for anyone interesting in checking out ebooks from the digital library. Telephone: 605-767-7910.


There are beautiful parks in Harrisburg. These parks are available for residents and visitors. They provide ample room to run, play or just relax.

In case you are coming here for a visit, tour, business or residence, explore these parks and enjoy your stay at Harrisburg.

🏞Ellis Larson Park

This park is located at 507 E, Maple St., Harrisburg. It provides fun for all ages and perfect for large gatherings.

🏞Heartland Park

Located at 503 Troy Avenue.

🏞Hugh Robinson Park

Hugh Robinson Park is one of the oldest parks in town and is located at 203 Prairie Street.

🕂Knight’s Crossing

Knight’s Crossing Park is located at 201 Almond Ave.

🏞Lions Club Park

Lions Club Park is formerly referred to as Legendary Park. It can be found in the Legendary Estates addition at 310 N Perry Lane.

🏞Legion Park

Legion Park is located north of Liberty Elementary on 200 Willow Street.

🏞Rover Range Park

Rover Range is the only dog park in Harrisburg and is located on Kent St. and Tom Sawyer Trail.

⚽Dakota Alliance Soccer

Dakota Alliance Soccer is not a city managed park. Its location is at 1/2 mile west of Harrisburg.

🏞Good Earth State Park

At present, Good Earth State Park Located near Harrisburg, Good Earth State Park is seated on 615 acres of land. It is partly grassland and partly shaded forest ravines. There are varieties of birds along with views that are both delightful and dramatic. Good Earth State Park is open year-round for all to enjoy.

⛳Golf Courses

Harrisburg is located very close to two of the premier golf course in the area – Bakker Crossing and Spring Creek Country Club.

😃Bakker Crossing

This is one of South Dakota’s Best Golf Courses. It is 3 miles south of Sioux Falls. Located in a quiet neighborhood, Bakker Crossing offers an unbeatable combination of great golf and friendly people. 18 holes of championship golf, a full driving range, putting and chipping greens and Duffers Bar & Grill are all waiting for you here. Do you intend playing a 9- or 18-hole round or just taking a day for yourself, Bakker Crossing has the location, facilities and staff to meet your needs and exceed your expectations.

Spring Creek Country Club

Spring Creek is located 10 minutes southeast of Sioux Falls on Hwy 135 and 106.   Golf, restaurant, and banquet facilities are all available for the public use.

🚤Lake Alvin Recreation Area

Lake Alvin Recreation Area is known for its beach facilities and excellent fishing. You can enjoy a day on the beach or spend time with your family at this 59-acre park. The focus of Lake Alvin serves the purpose of water recreation. In fact, the site is now a popular gathering place for fishermen, swimmers and boaters. The location of this lake is 4 miles east of town, 1 mile north off County Road 135.

Heartland Country Corn Maze – Harrisburg, SD

Located southeast of Harrisburg, SD, Heartland Country Corn Maze offers fun for the whole family! It is a wonderful natural environment provided by maturing corn. The 11-acre life-size maze carved out of towering corn stalks is a fun and

unique experience sure to please! Whether young or old, the maze offers a fun outing with a twist of education!

🏨Hotels and Inns near Harrisburg, SD

Below are the names and contact details of some hotels and inns near Harrisburg.

Towneplace Suites (~7.31 miles northwest of 57032)

Address: 6400 South Connie Ave., Sioux Falls, SD 57108. Tel: +1-888-690-5247.

Homewood Suites (~7.47 miles northwest of 57032)

Address: 3620 West Avera Dr., Sioux Falls, SD 57108. Tel: +1-888-305-3366.

Comfort Inn & Suites (~7.59 miles northwest of 57032)

Address: 3721 West Avera Dr., Sioux Falls, SD 57108. Tel: +1-800-881-1523.

Holiday Inn Express & Suites (~7.70 miles northwest of 57032)

Address: 3821 West Avera Dr., Sioux Falls, SD 57108. Tel: +1-888-283-3404.

Hilton Garden Inn (~7.90 miles northwest of 57032)

Address: 5300 South Grand Circle, Sioux Falls, SD 57108. Tel: +1-866-221-8581.

Grandstay (~8.49 miles west of 57032)

Address: 830 Gateway Lane, Tea, SD 57064. Tel: +1-866-429-5787.

🛐Places of Worship

This is a directory of worship venues in Harrisburg, South Dakota.

Arise Church

Address: 2201 West 95th Street (Worship), Harrisburg North Middle School,
Sioux Falls, SD  57108. Tel: 605-595-7369.

Shalom Lutheran Church
Address: 1000 E Maple Street, Harrisburg, SD  57032. Tel: 605-767-5382.

Harrisburg United Methodist Church
Address: 204 Grand Avenue, Harrisburg, SD  57032. Tel: 605-767-2253.

The Ransom Church
Address: 600 S Cliff Avenue, Harrisburg SD  57032. Tel: 605-339-3733.

Living Word Free Lutheran Church
Address: 7901 S Meredith Ave. Sioux Falls, SD 57108.

Holy Spirit Catholic Church
Address: 1300 W. Willow Street, Harrisburg High School, Harrisburg, SD 57032. Tel: 605-371-2320.

Table of Grace
Address: 518 N. Cliff Avenue, Harrisburg, SD 57032. Tel: 605-215-6677.


  • Restaurants

Game Changer

Address: 510 North Cliff Avenue, Harrisburg, SD 57032.

Fresh Horses Saloon

Address: 106 E Willow St, Harrisburg, SD 57032-2001. Tel: +1 605-767-5908.


Address: 106 W. Willow St, Harrisburg, SD 57032. Tel: +1 605-940-9118.

Fox’s Pizza Den

Address: 300 S Cliff Ave Harrisburg, SD 57032. Tel: 605-624-4830.

Godfather’s Pizza

Address: 315 W Willow St Harrisburg, SD 57032. Tel: 605-767-1527.


Address: 220 S Cliff Ave, Ste 100 Harrisburg, SD 57032. Tel: 605-213-1009.

⛽·        Gas Stations

Sam’s BP

Address: 315 W Willow St Harrisburg, SD 57032. Tel: 605-767-7561.


The Harrisburg School District is not limited to Harrisburg but extends towards the north up to 57th street in Sioux Falls. Due to this, all the schools in the Harrisburg School District are not located in Harrisburg.

At present, the school district incorporates five elementary, two middle and one high school. Due to a mismatch in the boundaries between school districts and cities, some of the schools are in Sioux Falls.

High School:

  • Harrisburg

Middle Schools:

  • North – in Sioux Falls
  • South

Elementary Schools:

  • Endeavor – in Sioux Falls
  • Explorer – in Sioux Falls
  • Freedom- Harrisburg
  • Horizon – in Sioux Falls
  • Journey – in Sioux Falls
  • Liberty- Harrisburg


Are you looking to rent, buy or sell your home? There is a professional and highly experienced real estate agent in Harrisburg, who can help meet your needs. The Harrisburg real estate market is unique, hence, the need for you to choose a real estate agent with local expertise to guide you through the process of renting, buying or selling your next home.

Irrespective of your estate needs, locating a local real estate professional you want to work with is the first step.

Regan Laughlin is a real estate agent. Her specialties involve: Buyer’s Agent, Listing Agent, Relocation and Staging. You can arrange an obligation free meeting to see just how Regan can help you.

Here are Regan Laughlin’s contact details:


RL Real Estate Group



Phone number

(605) 212-8431

She is readily available 7 days a week by phone, e-mail or text. E-mails are sent to her phone, so she’s always quick to respond no matter which way you choose to contact her.

She and her team will walk you through the process of pricing and come up with your offer, check for new listings daily and only send you homes that fit your criteria, help you understand the market values in the neighborhood that you wish to buy a home and keep you updated regularly. She is always timely with responses and giving updates on the process due to her vast knowledge on the city and neighborhoods.

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