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Address: 19475 225th St, Council Bluffs, IA 51503-8626
Phone Number:
+1 712-256-7053
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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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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Strawberry Sunday!

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed May 23, 2016
Omaha, Nebraska
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Council Bluffs, Iowa
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 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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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 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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137 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 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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120 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 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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64 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 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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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles 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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54 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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79 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2015 via mobile

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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126 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2015 via mobile

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

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