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See & Do Mead Cultural Education Center Meridian District In 2018, the Dakota Territorial Museum relocated to the Mead Cultural Education Center, a historic building on the South Dakota Human Services Center campus. Built in 1909, this building is a great addition to the wonderful collection the museum already holds. View the “Journeying Forward: Connecting Cultures with Lewis and Clark” exhibit - an in-depth look into Corps of Discovery’s journey west. The Children’s Transportation Museum offers kids of all ages the experience of what it was like to journey to Yankton by river, wagon, train, auto and plane. (605) 665-3898 | 82 Mickelson Drive www.meadbuilding.org Stroll through Yankton’s historical downtown, located along the Missouri River and next to the Meridian Bridge. This area offers individually owned and operated businesses and unique shops. Discover specialty gifts, clothing and antique shops, as well as art galleries and a variety of home furnishings, food, drink, entertainment, and overnight accommodations to suit your needs. The new Meridian District Art Project brings lively color to the downtown alleys and is being added to continuously. Visit the newly reconstructed Walnut Street (read more on page 26). From 5th Street to the River & Linn Street to Burleigh Street (605) 299-9734 www.meridian-district.com Meridian Bridge and Plaza The Meridian Bridge is a long-time landmark in Yankton. The bridge closed to vehicle transportation in 2008, but opened in 2011 to 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 and a lift-span to allow riverboat traffic to traverse the river. In 2015 the Meridian Bridge Plaza was added to the north end of the bridge and is now home to a fountain, splash pad, benches, shading, green space, Yankton Riverwalk and also features Music at the Meridian, a local summer concert series. Walnut Street South of 2nd Street $ $ 1801 Summit Street Yankton, SD (605) 668-5234 cityofyankton.org Bring this ad in to receive BOGO day pass! www.VisitYanktonSD.com | Yankton Visitors Guide | 15