Pierre Dorion Tourism Award

Yankton Visitors Bureau Planning Tourism Award
Nominations due February 28, 2018

Yankton’s Convention and Visitors Bureau is seeking nominations for an award recognizing leaders in tourism.

Nominations should be for an individual or organization making strides to attract new visitors to Yankton or improve their overall experience through events, media, business ventures or other means. 

The Dorion Award is coined after our region’s first travel guide, a fur trader and interpreter to Lewis & Clark. Pierre Dorion’s knowledge of the area and the Lakota language helped dispatch a gathering of Yankton Sioux for a meeting at Calumet Bluffs. A monument to Dorion stands near his gravesite at Second and Locust in Yankton.

The Dorion Award will be presented at the annual Yankton Chamber Banquet on March 27, 2018. Last year’s winner was Jeff VanMeeteren, SE Regional Park Supervisor with South Dakota Game Fish and Parks Association.  

To submit your nomination, download form here, and email completed form to visityankton@yanktonsd.com.


Want the latest on what’s happening in Yankton? Join our E-Newsletter list for upcoming events, new attractions and community updates.

Email Sign Up

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
Yankton Visitors Guide

Get a Visitors Guide

Get instant access to details, tips and information about the area's best attractions by downloading the Yankton Visitors Guide.