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Corn Palace

Address: 601 N. Main, Mitchell, SD 57301
Phone Number: (605) 995-8427
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Ranked #3 of 9 things to do in Mitchell
Type: Landmarks & points of interest, Architectural buildings, Art museums, Arenas & stadiums, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: This ornate auditorium has served as a meeting place and performing venue for more than 75 years.
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Type: Landmarks & points of interest, Architectural buildings, Art museums, Arenas & stadiums, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: This ornate auditorium has served as a meeting place and performing venue for more than 75 years.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

The history of the place and seeing the art made of corn is cool, but it's not that interesting. The inside just had booths of cheap knick knacks we thought there would be some type of museum, but there was only a video playing near the back about the history. I don't know how it is the rest of the... More 

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Fargo, North Dakota
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

The Corn Palace in Mitchell, S.D., about an hour west of Sioux Falls along Interstate 90 is a working municipal arena, adjacent to the City Hall. What makes the Corn Palace famous is the outside of the building is decorated with corn stalks and the theme of the display changes on a routine basis. While we enjoyed our visit on... More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

There is a major renovation going on at the location right now so I would highly recommend not visiting as you really can't see a lot of the displays very well due to not being able to get close to them. Overall quite a disappointment.

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Seattle, Washington
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39 reviews 39 reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

We traveled to the Corn Palace expecting to see the structure that is publicized but instead found a modern building with construction going on.

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Oregon
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

While traveling, there are the wild, strange and the unusual to be found. For me, a unique site that I discovered was The World's Only Corn Palace, 604 N. Main St. in Mitchell, SD. An estimated 500,000 tourists from all over the United States and beyond, travel to this small area of the state to view the unique corn murals.... More 

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South Dakota
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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109 reviews 109 reviews
70 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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118 reviews 118 reviews
31 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 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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