Only 20 miles south of Sioux Falls is the Lincoln County town that is surrounded by Newton Hills State Park, the Big Sioux River, and the “rolling hills of the Sioux Valley.” Whether it’s a day trip or a weekend getaway, here are some places to check out.
Home of the Canton C-Hawks
This delicious coffee shop was created with a larger purpose – to make all feel welcome and to be an example to others with disabilities that “anyone can rise above expectations that many in this world would have for them.” Owner/partner Karla Lems launched the business with daughter Laura in mind, who happens to have Down’s Syndrome. Laura and her family can typically be seen working there with a smile. Laura’s Lattes a great spot for grabbing coffee, having a meeting, or ordering a treat or lunch. Some highlights they offer are shipping in Black Hills Bagels, ice cream, ice cream drinks, and other desserts, like cheesecake and donut holes. There for lunchtime? Try a wrap or their lasagna. Lems says they are excited for outdoor seating this spring/summer.
RARE NECESSITIES ANTIQUES
Owned by Larry Atwood, this is one of the last – if not the last – antique stores in Canton. After losing a store to a fire and others closing down, this two-level consignment store still stands strong as a great stop for antique and vintage items throughout the 8,000-square-foot space. You could spend an entire afternoon digging throughout each setup, discovering jewelry, glassware, furniture, clothing, décor, and more.
Swimming pool, golf course, and 7 Parks
BLACK ANGUS STEAKHOUSE
Considering he has 27 years of experience at the restaurant, you’re in good hands with owner Sanya Dethleusay, who purchased the company from the previous owner seven years ago. The family-friendly business is open for lunch and dinner, and offers items like burgers, wings, fried appetizers, a variety of steaks, chicken options, sandwiches, a children’s menu, and seafood (including walleye, torsk, cod fillet, king crab legs, tilapia, and more). Dethleusay recommends the spring rolls, chislic, and their “Black Angus” Prime Rib on Fridays and Saturdays. Other highlights include their large selection of wine, liquor, and beer, and their “famous” homemade ranch and bacon salt (which they put on the rim of their Bloody Mary).
Canton was organized in 1861
ON THE ROCKS
Looking to belly-up to the bar and watch a game or catch up with friends? On the Rocks is a place to stop by for pool, darts, bands, karaoke, or for complimentary popcorn. There are plenty of things to talk about with the $1 Mystery Shot, Pete the monkey (we would say more, but we’ll let you see him for yourself), and the “Bad Check Wall” (which literally displays the names of people who have written bad checks to the business on the wall). Hungry? Try items like their quesadilla, burgers, sandwiches, wraps, wings, or pizza. Or, if you feel like snacking, order the Belt Buster Basket, which includes cheese balls, onion rings, pickle chips, and jalapeño poppers. On the go? They also have a mini liquor store.