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.

Gavins Point Dam

History & Museums

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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Dakota Territorial Museum

History & Museums

Take a step back in time as you enter the Dakota Territorial Museum. The museum holds a large collection of rare memorabilia from early life […]

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Dakota Territorial Capitol Replica

History & Museums

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

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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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Bishop Marty Memorial Chapel

History & Museums

A distinctive Yankton landmark built in 1950, Bishop Marty Memorial Chapel is considered one of the country’s best examples of western architecture. Saints depicted over […]

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