History & Museums

History & Museums in Yankton, SD

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.

Yankton College Office

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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Mount Marty College

History & Museums

Mount Marty College is a beautifully maintained 80-acre campus along the bluffs of the Missouri River. The college offers Bachelor’s degrees, Associate’s degrees, pre-professional studies […]

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Meridian Bridge and Meridian Plaza

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The Meridian Bridge, a landmark in Yankton since 1924, is the result of the hard work and determination of local citizens. The bridge closed to […]

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Ice House

History & Museums

Built in 1928 by John Keller, the Ice House was the first artificial ice plant in the area. The individuals who were supposed to purchase […]

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House of Mary Shrine

History & Museums Worship

On a hillcrest overlooking Lewis & Clark Lake, three giant crosses stand as a reminder of the life and death of Jesus Christ. Down the slope […]

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Historic Yankton Tour

History & Museums

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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Historic Homes

History & Museums

Walk or drive by the many different historic homes in Yankton. Click here to download a brochure with addresses and short descriptions of each.   […]

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The Meridian District

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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