YANKTON, S.D. – The Lewis and Clark Visitor Center, operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, is now open for the winter. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. through 4 p.m. and closed on all Federal holidays.
The center, which is located on Nebraska Highway 121 near the Gavins Point Dam, features spectacular views of Lewis and Clark Lake, the Missouri River and Lake Yankton. Displays revolve around the history of the Missouri River, its early inhabitants and explorers, the natural resourses that surround the Missouri, and the role the Corps of Engineers has played in the development of the river. The center also has a gift shop and book store.
A new exhibit is being featuring in the center. The exhibit, The Role the Corps of Engineers had in Civil Defense Fallout Shelters, includes artifacts and information from Civil Defense fallout shelters, including Gavins Point Powerplant. The exhibit includes foods, medical and sanitation supplies and beds that would have been found in fallout shelters in the 1950’s through the 1970’s
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