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Address: 19475 225th Street, Council Bluffs, IA 51503-8626
Phone Number: 712-256-7053
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

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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Ditmars Orchard

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 14, 2015
Council Bluffs, Iowa
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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 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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29 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 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.

Thank 11814
NW Arkansas
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74 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

We stopped here for pumpkins at the end of the day and found much more. One can buy apple butters, jams, and similar items as well as apples, pies, cider and homemade cider donuts (which were very tasty)! There's a porch in the back overlooking the orchard which looked to be a great place to relax with a glass of... More 

Thank bbsnwa
Mannheim, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
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90 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

Discovered this off I 80 and was delighted to find a relaxing place to take a break. I had a yummy apple cider smoothie but did not try the wines.

Thank EM71
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This is a great place to take your kids apple picking in the fall. We had an unexpected bonus during our visit. We had no idea the offered wine tasting. The gift shop was full of quality product that were made on the farm. I purchased the most wonderful candles their and can't wait to get more! Love it

Thank Brandy A
Osage Beach, Missouri
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Was very disappointed when took my grandkids here. There were no pumpkins, there were no apples, playground was pitiful

2 Thank Sharon D
Northglenn, Colorado
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36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Stopped by because one of my wife's bucket list items was to pick apples. The store was clean and nice, they had a good selection of local apple products. The lady that was running the store was very nice and helpful. We picked some apples, went back to the store and tasted some wine. It was a nice time in... More 

Thank Jason R
Omaha Nebraska
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53 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

The place is clean and well kept but I thought it was not as interesting as some of the other wineries and orchards in the area.

1 Thank omatraveldog
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We went here for the first time today. We got there pretty late, but there were plenty of activities available. There's a large kids' play area and a cool corn maze. We didn't take the tractor ride to the pumpkin patch this time, but that's a must when we go back. They have a lunch menu that smelled good and... More 

2 Thank Valerie F
Omaha, Nebraska
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We went for the first time Saturday September 27, 2014 to Ditmars Orchard outside of Council Bluffs. Not knowing what to expect, I was interested to see what their offerings were. Traditional apple orchard where as a family you can pick your own apples. Pumpkin patches to pick out your favorite size and color. A small play area with a... More 

2 Thank Alan H

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