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.

Bishop Marty Memorial Chapel

Activities & Attractions History & Museums

A distinctive Yankton landmark since 1950; Bishop Marty Memorial Chapel is considered one of the country’s best examples of Gothic architecture. Saints depicted over the […]

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Christ Episcopal Church

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You will be captivated and inspired by the memorial stained-glass windows, the powerful rich sound of the organ and the warm, mellow woodwork in this […]

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Dakota Spirit Fountain

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This stunning fountain reconnects Yankton with its past of being called “The Fountain City”. This fountain fittingly called “Dakota Spirit” was sculpted out of one […]

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Dakota Territorial Capitol Replica

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This capitol replica symbolizes Yankton as being the first capitol of the Dakota Territory from 1861- 1883. The replica is patterned after the original Dakota […]

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Gavins Point Dam

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Gavins Point Dam, located on the Missouri River, was completed in 1957 as part of the Pick-Sloan Plan. The dam and power plant are operated […]

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Historic Homes

History & Museums

Yankton has tons of historic homes around our city. With plenty of interesting buildings to look at you can walk or drive around and check […]

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Historic Yankton Tour

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Take a tour of the past! Incorporated in 1862, Yankton is a riverboat city rich with history and charm. Many of the original homes date […]

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House of Mary Shrine

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Approaching the House of Mary Shrine from Hwy. 52 you will find the Chapel of St. Joseph, a Rosary Pond, the Little House of Mary, […]

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