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Address: 601 N. Main, Mitchell, SD 57301
Phone Number: (605) 995-8427
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Description: This ornate auditorium has served as a meeting place and performing venue...
This ornate auditorium has served as a meeting place and performing venue for more than 75 years.
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All the hype...for nothing.

I'm not sure how the Corn Palace rates as a performance venue, but we went to see it as a tourist attraction. It's basically a high school-sized basketball gym on the inside with... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed January 19, 2015
Mylittlebirdie
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South Dakota
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

I'm not sure how the Corn Palace rates as a performance venue, but we went to see it as a tourist attraction. It's basically a high school-sized basketball gym on the inside with some interesting corn murals on the outside. That's it. Nothing more. This explains why it's advertised as "free." It's currently being renovated/under construction to include a future... More 

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Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin, USA
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56 reviews 56 reviews
16 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

While this may not be a destination vacation, it still is worth the stop if you are in the area. Fascinating piece of America. Unique idea. Nice little town.

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Jefferson City, Missouri
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108 reviews 108 reviews
69 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We can't understand why this place has a low over all rating? Unless it has to do with a city versus a farm background. We thoroughly enjoyed it. Excellent informative tour. I think some folks are expecting to see a castle or a mansion and disappointed when they find out that it is more of a museum to the wonders... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

I LOVED it. Words cannot describe how utterly unique this attraction is. I've been twice and have been completely blown away by the mosaics of this place. I love also that they joke about it becoming a bird feeder. The building itself functions as a gymnasium and place of entertainment. If you are a serious traveler looking for gilded wallpaper... More 

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Georgia523
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113 reviews 113 reviews
29 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Interesting place. Not something you can spend a lot of time at, but still interesting for a couple of hours.

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Overland Park, Kansas
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

I've always wanted to go so I was excited to make the stop. Unfortunately, when we stopped it was under construction. It was stillI fun to walk through it. If you are in the Mitchell area it is a must see!

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Carmel, California
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167 reviews 167 reviews
105 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

There aren't even words to describe the amazing use of corn as mosaic tiles to decorate a building. Don't do a special trip but if you are driving by be sure to stop.

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Yankton, South Dakota, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

When I heard Corn Palace I assumed it was a palace. I was horrified when I entered the building and found out it is a gymnasium? Very deceiving yet it was nothing spectacular.

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Deer Lodge, Montana
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86 reviews 86 reviews
20 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Great fun. It is a remarkable structure and a testament to the western and mid west spirit. Lots of fun looking at the new structure and pictures of the old ones. It is interesting to follow the progress of the structure and its changes. Fun for all ages.

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Artesian, Sd
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I live not far from this place, but I first saw it when I came to this area 40 years ago. It's one of a kind, so stop in when you get through here.

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