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Sites & Attractions Mead Cultural Education Center 82 Mickleson Drive (605) 665-3898 www.themeadbuilding.org Dakota Territorial Museum www.dakotaterritorialmuseum.org In the Summer 2018, the Dakota Territorial Museum will be opening in our new home at the Mead Cultural Education Center, a historic building on the historic South Dakota Human Services Center Campus. Built in 1909 this building is a great addition to the wonderful collection the museum already holds. The premier exhibit opening in 2018 is Journeying Forward: Connecting Cultures with Lewis and Clark – where we will take an in depth look into Corps of Discovery’s journey west. Also opening will be the Children’s Transportation Museum. Here kids of all ages will experience what it was like to journey to Yankton by river, wagon, train, auto and plane. This is the first phase in a multi-year move to the Mead Cultural Education Center. For more information on hours and admission please contact the Dakota Territorial Museum at 605-665-3898, on our website or email info@dakotaterritorialmuseum.org. Yankton College Office http://www.yanktoncollege.org In 2020, the Yankton College Office will be relocating to the 3rd floor of the Mead Cultural Education Center. 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. Among its distinctions are the Conservatory of Music, School of Theology, Clark Observatory, the first Shakespearean outdoor Garden Terrace Theatre, several Rhodes Scholars, influential faculty and a record breaking athletic program. Student records, historical documents, college memorabilia and merchandise is currently available at the administrative office located at the north end of the Summit Activities Center, 1801 Summit Street. Meridian Pedestrian Bridge Free and Meridian Bridge Plaza Walnut Street south of 2nd Street The Meridian Bridge, a long-time landmark in Yankton, is the result of hard work and determination of local citizens. The bridge closed to vehicle transportation in October 2008, but opened in November 2011 to foot traffic. The bridge welcomes foot and bike traffic. Spanning over 3,029 feet, the Meridian Bridge is the longest pedestrian bridge connecting two states, Nebraska and South Dakota. It was originally built in 1924 and was the first permanent bridge crossing the Missouri River. This unique bridge is a “double-decker” with one lane positioned above another. It was constructed as a lift-span bridge to allow riverboat traffic to traverse the river. Up until 1953, it was operated as a toll bridge. In 2015 the Meridian Bridge Plaza was established and is now home to a fountain, splash pad, benches, shading, green space, Yankton Riverwalk (sculpture trail) and also features Music at the Meridian; a local summer concert series Yankton, South Dakota – 23