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Visitor’s Guide

In Things to do by Renae


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 will find brochures and maps, as well as a comfortable lounging area to rest and browse through materials. The Visitors Center is also home to the Yankton Area Chamber of Commerce, Convention and Visitors Bureau and Office of Economic Development. Receive your free visitor packet through www.visityanktonsd.com, to visityankton@yanktonsd.com or (800) 888-1460. Open Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., plus weekends between Memorial Day and Labor Day.Monday – Friday 1-5 p.m. and Saturday 1-3 p.m. Admission is free. The gallery is handicap accessible.

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. Dorrs 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.

G.A.R. Hall Art Gallery
Yankton Area Arts Association
508 Douglas Ave.
This finely preserved Civil War building is the home of Yankton Area Arts Association and provides a charming setting for monthly art exhibits, receptions and meetings. There is a fully-equipped kitchen and large classroom in the basement. Historically, the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) built the hall in 1887 as the Phil Kearney Post No. 7, a meeting place for Union veterans and their auxiliary. Call for more information, gallery exhibits, special events and rentals. Open Monday – Friday 1-5 p.m. and Saturday 1-3 p.m. Admission is free. The gallery is handicap accessible.
NFAA Easton Yankton Archery Complex
800 Archery Ln.
The National Field Archery Association (NFAA) headquarters is located in Yankton. The NFAA Easton Yankton Archery Complex includes permanent ranges for Olympic archery games, field archery and 3-D simulated hunting. The indoor shooting range is open year round from 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. weekdays, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. on Saturday and 12 – 7 p.m. on Sunday. Four outdoor ranges are available when weather permits. Local, National and International competitions are held each year. Group Tours may tour the facility for free. Group archery lessons, art classes and exercise classes are available, please check our Web site for more information and class times.
Fox Run Golf Course
600 W. 27th St.
Fox Run is a public golf course with PGA pro on staff, driving range, cart rentals and tee time registration online.

Hillcrest Golf & Country Club
2206 Mulberry St.
Hillcrest is a semi-private pro-am course with PGA pro on staff, driving range, cart rentals and tee time registration online.

Lakeview Golf Course
55256 Hwy. 121 (Crofton, NE)
7 Miles from Yankton 9 holes
There are 12 more golf courses within 45 miles of Yankton.

Dakota Territorial Museum
610 Summit St.
Take a step back in time as you enter the Dakota Territorial Museum. The museum holds a large collection of rare memorabilia of early life in the Dakota Territory. Some of the exhibits include the musical instruments of Felix Vinatieri, the band leader for General George Custer’s 7th Calvary band, a Max Copper Vintage Boat Motor and fishing collection, Great Northern railroad caboose, 1870s log house and one-room country school. Summer hours include May 1 through Sept. 30, Monday – Friday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Saturday – Sunday from Noon – 4 p.m. Winter hours are Oct. 1 through April 30, daily from Noon – 4 p.m. and by appointment year-round. Admission is free will donation.
Gavins Point Dam
Four miles West on Highway 52
Gavins Point Dam, located on the Missouri River, was completed in 1957 as part of the Pick-Sloan Plan. The dam and powerplant are operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Tour the powerplant and learn how it operates. See the generators in action! Open Memorial Day through Labor Day, Friday – Sunday and holidays tours begin at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m., 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. Tours are available to groups off season by appointment. No purses, bags, cameras, cell phones, food or drink allowed in the powerplant. IDs are required for those 17 and older.
Birdsong Vineyards
30820 472nd Ave.
Beresford, SD 57004

Cuthills Vineyards
54663 853rd Rd.
Pierce, NE 68767-3617

Nissen Wines
88560 566th Ave.
Bow Valley, NE 68739

Valiant Vineyards and Buffalo Run Winery
1500 W. Main St.
Vermillion, SD 57069