FANtasy Tour Contest

FANtasy Tour Contest

Lewis & Clark Lake, Yankton


Simply South Dakota FANtasy Weekend Tour

Enter to win a FREE, guided celebrity-style "Simply South Dakota FANtasy Weekend Tour for Two" at one of Southeast South Dakota's most well-know attractions -- Lewis & Clark Recreation Area, on the Missouri River near Historic Yankton, SD. 
FANtasy tour #2 will be held on any Friday/Saturday of the winner's choice between August 2nd and August 30th, 2019.
Winners are requested to meet SSDTA staff in the Southeast South Dakota's gateway city of Yankton, SD. The exact tour itinerary will be customized based on the date chosen to start the tour and the winner's personal preferences.

Key benefits include lodging for two nights, one free breakfast, lunch and dinner for two.

The specific itinerary will be determined with input by the winners. Possible options will include:

  • Boat ride on Lewis & Clark Lake (sailboat or powerboat, tbd)
  • Interpretive paddle on either Lake Yankton or the Missouri River National Recreational River (kayak or canoe, tbd)
  • Visits to any one or more area museums
  • Guided hike on the 1.2 mile Gavins Point Nature Trail that winds though native woods, meadows and past scenic overlooks in the Gavins Point Section of Lewis & Clark Recreation Area

The weekend excursion will kick off with a “mystery driving tour” hosted by Southeast South Dakota Executive Director Gary Keller that will include additional highlights, based on a Hollywood-style movie “location scouting” trip, or in other words, “a whirlwind roadtrip” of the immediate area. (Note: Keller was South Dakota’s first Film Office Director and hosted personal tours for moviemakers such as Kevin Costner (Dances With Wolves); documentary filmmaker Ken Burns (Lewis & Clark: The Corps of Discovery); Gale Anne Hurd (Armageddon); and other film executives from projects such as Starship Troopers, Twister and many more that chose South Dakota for their film projects in the 1980’s and ‘90s).
Applications will be accepted for the contest through July 1, 2019. The contest is open to anyone 21 years of age or older. Limited to one entry per person, per email address. See complete Contest Rules & Regulations here.

Before or after the Contest Tour, winners are encouraged to enjoy many of our other 200-member visitor attractions in our corner of Paradise!  Request a Free Visitor Packet to preview all member attractions in the region.

Sponsors include: Yankton Convention & Visitors Bureau; Lewis & Clark Resort; Lewis & Clark Recreation Area (South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks); Friends of the Missouri National Recreational River and Southeast South Dakota Tourism Association and others.


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