Full Service Hotel Year Built 1979 Year Remodeled 1997 Additional Property Description Welcome to BEST WESTERN Kelly Inn. Guests at this Yankton hotel are often in the region to enjoy Lewis and Clark Recreation or exciting boating on the Missouri River. However, this Yankton hotel also regularly welcomes guests in town for special events, such as the numerous weddings that take place nearby throughout the year. If it is your special day, or you are here as a wedding guest, count on the hotel to make the big day just a little bit easier. Friendly staff, spacious rooms and blocked rooms are available for your convenience. If there is anything we can do to make your stay better, let us know and we will try our best to oblige. The National Field Archery Association also brings in travelers from around the world. South Dakota has some stunning outdoor spaces, no matter what your sport of choice may be. There are three golf courses within five miles, and spending the days on the greens is sheer paradise for many of our Yankton hotel guests. The hotel staff is happy to provide recommendations on attractions and the best spots for whatever you have in mind. There is an archery building within walking distance of our Yankton hotel, and fishing and hunting are both prime sports in this region. During hunting season, we welcome folks from around the country as they travel for their game of choice. The Riverboat Days are an exciting time, and it is the perfect event to relax with the family. This Yankton hotel prioritizes guest comfort. That is why the hotel offers a restaurant and lounge on site, as well as a racquetball court on site. The only full service hotel in the area, and a reputation that is built on quality and hospitality. Enjoy an indoor water playland, perfect for the kids and a key relaxation sport f
A giant American flag subtly waves hello to patrons from its post high above a fleet of tables, and farming tools plant themselves firmly on a wall inside JoDean's Steakhouse and Lounge. The patriotic theme extends to the kitchen, where chefs grill, fry, and steam USDA Certified Choice steaks, fresh seafood, and sandwiches. More than 50 feet of covered islands emit puffs of steam during daily buffets, including everything from sirloin tips and all-you-can-eat crab legs to Sunday-morning ham-and-cheese omelets. Inside the dining room, framed prints by Bob Byerley adorn the wall, and the lounge boasts a hearty wooden bar where dates can enjoy libations and small talk about acid rain. A number of banquet rooms are available for parties of up to 250 people, and the parking lot can watch buses, RVs, and small aircraft as owners dine.
Since 1985, South Dakota Magazine’s writers have traversed their home state to unearth unique stories about its past and present. From their Yankton offices, housed in three old brick buildings built in the 1870s by Territorial Governor John Pennington, staffers recall tales from their travels with entertaining articles paired with full-color photos. Recipes for prize-winning pies share space with accounts of outdoor excursions, previews of upcoming events, and historical articles documenting little-known pieces of South Dakota’s past. One issue is sent to subscribers every two months, giving them plenty of time to read every article and plan which outfit they will wear when reading the next.
In business for more than a century, the family-owned centers specialize in a wide array of photography services. Utilizing the latest digital printing equipment, the knowledgeable robo-staff can create high-quality digital prints from film, digital images, and more. They can turn images into a life-sized poster ($24.99–$29.99) or museum-worthy canvas print ($39.99 and up) to comfort and watch over the cat while you're at work. Create greeting cards, announcements, and invitations for special events ($0.99 and up), or celebrate any occasion with photo-laden gifts such as mugs ($12.99–$16.99), T-shirts ($16.99–$24.99), and calendars ($16.99–$29.99). Harold's can also convert VHS to digital form while editing and adding narration, graphic titles, and music with audiovisual artistry ($19.99 and up).
All bases of wine production, procurement, and enjoyment are covered at the Great Dakota Wine Fest. Guests can practice age-old winemaking techniques by hopping into a barrel and stomping grapes or by stabbing each one with an empty quill. Then, upon entering the wine tasting room, they can grab a wine glass emblazoned with the Great Dakota Wine Fest logo and begin testing pours from various South Dakota winemakers, all while live performances from various musicians add melodious din to the spirited sipping and schmoozing.
Prairie Lanes hosts bowling bacchanalia across 12 lanes of oily, family-friendly revelry. Automated scoring leaves crucial brainpower untapped for tying the included pair of shoes and not accidentally throwing the ball like a shot put (up to a $3 value each for games and a $2 value each for shoe rentals). A 108-inch projection screen hangs above the lanes, keeping players informed of the goings-on of less important sports. Fuel up with a soda (a $1.75 value) before knocking over planetoid pins during cosmic bowling, or sidle over to the arcade to play foosball, pool, or video games. Open until midnight seven nights a week, Prairie Lanes provides a post-dusk activity preferable to teaching streetlights to waltz.