Vermillion, close to everything far from ordinary.


Located along the bluffs of the Missouri River Valley, Vermillion has been around since 1877. Home to the University of South Dakota and the Vermillion Tanagers, we have a lively Historic Downtown District as well as a flourishing Cherry St Business District. This dynamic community is full of cultural opportunities and athletic events in the comfort of a small town.




Architecture by TAKT.

More than just a college town.


Vermillion is more than just a college town – it's a neighborhood, and any good neighborhood comes with amenities for the locals and students. Our community always has so much to offer its residents.




The Bean • 8 W Main St

Bru2 • 1110 E Cherry St

Cafe Brule • 24 W Main St

Caribou Coffee • I-29 & SD 50

Latte Da • 709 E Cherry

Starbucks • 525 W Cherry


Vermillion Events

festival of nations • march

fool's 48 hour film project • april

SESD Shakespeare festival • june

messy hands art camp • july

Clay county fair • august

Ribs, Rods, and Rock 'n roll • September

oktoberfest • october

Parade of Lights • November/December

...and so much more!





City Parks

Prentis Park

Ball park, Prentis Plunge Waterpark, Playground, Basketball Court, Picnic Shelters, Amphitheater

Barstow Park

Playground, Frisbee Golf Course, Skate Park, Ice Rink, Soccer Fields

Lions Park

Playground, Campground with electric hook-ups and modern bathroom.

Cotton Park

Playground, Soccer Field, Dog Park, Multi-use Path, Nature Path, Fishing Deck

Bliss Pointe Park

Playground, Soccer Field, Dog Park, Multi-use Path, Nature Path, Fishing Deck


Nature Parks

Clay county park

Boat Ramp, Picnic Shelter with electricity, 2.5 Mile Trail, Campground with modern bathrooms, Playground

Spirit Mound

North on Highway 19

Frost Trail

Trailhead at Intersection of Dakota Street and Highway 19

North Alabama Bend Trail

West side of Highway 19 just north of Dakota Street

lewis and clark recreation area

Lewis and Clark Reservoir, Trails, Beaches, Fishing, and More.

Ponca State Park

Union Grove

Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center

Stone Park



Living it up in Vermillion.


In Vermillion, we believe a community should be all-inclusive – it should seamlessly meld into its surroundings. This is easy to do with the beautiful backdrop of the Missouri River Valley. The beautiful natural landscape paired with the vibrant culture and atmosphere of a college town make living in Vermillion an easy decision.