Visitor Information Centers
Get a warm welcome to Yankton – our Visitor Information Centers offer historic displays, nature trails and information about the city and surrounding area.
Corps of Discovery Welcome Center
89705 Hwy. 81 (Two miles South of Yankton on Highway 81)
Experience a warm welcome to Northeast Nebraska and Southeast South Dakota as you observe a panoramic view of the Missouri River Valley and Yankton. Experience a step back in time as you re-discover history on our 1.5-mile nature birding trail or read the historical markers about Lewis and Clark Corps of Discovery and Pan American Highway 81. The Center offers tourists free information, complimentary coffee, a gift shop and displays featuring local businesses and artists. Doors are open daily Memorial Day through Labor Day, from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Winter hours are Monday – Saturday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Sunday from Noon – 4 p.m.
Lewis & Clark Visitor Center
55245 Hwy. 121 (Four miles West of Yankton)
Located on top of scenic Calumet Bluff, the Lewis & Clark Visitor Center overlooks the Missouri River and Lewis and Clark Lake. Operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the National Park Service, this center offers early history of the Missouri River and Lewis and Clark, a theater, wildlife displays and a view of Gavins Point Dam. Mid May – Labor Day 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily; Labor Day – mid October 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily; and mid October – mid May 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday – Friday.
Yankton Chamber and Visitors Center
803 E. 4th St.
Make this Visitors Center your first stop when you get to Yankton to learn more about the community and what it has to offer. Here, you’ll find brochures and maps of Yankton and surrounding communities. The Visitors Center is also home to the Yankton Area Chamber of Commerce, Convention and Visitors Bureau and Yankton Area Progressive Growth (YAPG). Get your free visitor packet by visiting www.visityanktonsd.com, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling (800) 888-1460. Open Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.