Yankton Tourist Attractions
Yankton (pop. 14,000) was founded in 1858 and was the capital of the Dakota Territory in 1861. It hosted the first meeting of the territorial legislature in William Tripp's house and the Episcopal church.
Cramer-Kenyon Heritage Home
Built in 1886, the Cramer-Kenyon Heritage Home in Yankton is an example of Queen Anne architecture. The house was built by James H Teller, a lawyer and Secretary of the Dakota Territory.Features of the home include double doors, coved ceilings, combination gas or electricity, and original imported wallpaper in the parlors.
Gavins Point National Fish Hatchery and Aquarium
Gavins Point National Fish Hatchery and Aquarium near Yankton raises endangered and threatened fish species, manages the Lake Yankton fish populations and operates an aquarium for public use. The aquarium displays up to 50 fish in 13 large tanks and several smaller tanks.
Missouri National Recreational River
The historical background of the Missouri National Recreational River along the Nebraska-South Dakota border features stories about American Indians, Lewis and Clark, fur traders, and steamboat captains. Recreational activities include boating, fishing, canoeing, camping, birdwatching, and touring of historic sites.
Dakota Territorial Museum
The Dakota Territorial Museum complex in Yankton includes a restored Territorial Council Building, a Great Northern Railroad Depot, a blacksmith shop, schoolhouse and retired Burlington Northern Caboose. The main building houses pioneer relics.
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