History & Museums

An immersive journey through the days of Yankton’s past

Yankton has changed a lot since Lewis & Clark stopped by. Go back to the days of the Dakota Territory when you visit Yankton’s historic sites.

Take a walking tour of some of the historic homes in Yankton using this interactive page as your guide.

Ice House

Activities & Attractions Bars & Grills History & Museums

Built-in 1928 by John Keller, the Ice House was the first artificial ice plant in the area. Shortly after Prohibition, beer was sold there, and […]

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Mead Cultural Education Center

History & Museums Indoor Meeting Places

Take a step back in time as you enter the Mead Cultural Education Center. The Mead Cultural Education Center, also known as the Mead Building, […]

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Mead Cultural Education Center

Activities & Attractions Arts & Culture History & Museums

Now Open!  In 2018, the Dakota Territorial Museum relocated to the Mead Cultural Education Center, a historic building on the South Dakota Human Services Center […]

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Meridian Bridge and Meridian Plaza

Activities & Attractions History & Museums

The Meridian Bridge, a long-time landmark in Yankton, is the result of hard work and determination of local citizens. The bridge closed to vehicle transportation […]

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Mount Marty College

Activities & Attractions History & Museums

Mount Marty College is a beautifully maintained 80-acre campus along the bluffs of the Missouri River. The college offers bachelor degrees, master degrees, associate degrees, […]

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National Field Archery Foundation Museum

Activities & Attractions History & Museums

The museum showcases historical bows, archery equipment and archery related artifacts collected throughout the NFAA’s 75-year history. Their extensive recurve collection of 178 bows includes […]

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Pierre Dorian’s Marker

Activities & Attractions History & Museums

Pierre Dorian was the first white settler in the Yankton area. He lived among the Yankton Sioux at the time that Lewis and Clark passed […]

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The Meridian District

Activities & Attractions History & Museums Shopping

Stroll through the downtown area and browse many individually owned and operated businesses and unique shops. You’ll discover specialty gift, clothing and antique shops, as well as […]

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Yankton College Office

Activities & Attractions History & Museums

Yankton College was the first institution of higher learning in the Dakota Territory, providing a quality liberal arts education to thousands before closing in 1985. […]

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