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Corn Palace

601 N. Main, Mitchell, SD 57301
(605) 995-8427
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Ranked #2 of 9 attractions in Mitchell
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Architectural Buildings, Art Museums, Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields
Description: This ornate auditorium has served as a meeting place and performing venue for more than 75 years.
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Greenwood, IN, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

The Corn Palace is just a gymnasium with corn made murals on the walls. THe outside was in the process of being remade. Nothing special.

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Newcastle, Canada
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82 reviews 82 reviews
12 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

Driving east on I-90 and having stopped in Wall SD for a break, the signs for the Mitchell SD corn palace and the need for another pit stop brought us eventually to the corn palace which was undergoing a facelift in the middle of June so that's where our visit ended.

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North Platte, Nebraska
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163 reviews 163 reviews
41 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

We were just driving down 90 and I thought since I had never seen it, we would stop by. Other than checking it off my list - I would not recommend it. In all fairness, they are redoing the entire outside so half of the corn mosaics had been torn down. It is a bit of a pain to get... More

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louisville, tn
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

Was told not to miss seeing the Corn Palace while traveling thru So Dakota. Was a nice break in the travels but disappointed that it was under construction and lacked completeness. When inside we watched the film on the history of the Corn Palace which was interesting but the gal which led the film and answered questions should #1 Use... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

Yes te bulding is decorated in corn cobs, husks and stalks.....and it is free to get in, but it is just a big gift shop. They have corn everything in there. if you have time it is just ok.

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Madison, WI
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

One has to see the Mitchell Corn Palace... it's like a road trip right of passage. It was better than I expected based on reviews I read here, but still I will say it is typical roadside attraction. We'll start with the corn which is really amazing, honestly. The artwork involved with recovering this building every year in corn is... More

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Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
18 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

I knew not to expect too much from the Corn Palace. Still it is a unique experience. Once inside the palace it is essentially a high school gym/auditorium designed for several uses. While we were there the use was primarily to sell a wide variety of trinkets and other items of limited utility. As a popcorn lover we did purchase... More

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Lake Villa, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

The outside is great. The inside I thought would have been much more than the hype! However new generation face lift doesn't seem too promising! For this place I think traditional would have been much more desirable!

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chicago
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79 reviews 79 reviews
34 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

I really expected something more. By the descriptions on their website I expected some grand gesture when in reality it looks like a gym from the 50s with seating, a stage and corn murals around the stage. It is currently under construction so the front part was already partially removed, and the main floor was packed with touristy tshirts and... More

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Dundalk, Maryland
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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 NEW

Ok. We just had to stop and take a look! There were signs all along the interstate. We were heading from Omaha to Deadwood and needed a break anyway. It was off season and very quiet when we got there. It is free admission but they do have donation boxes where you can donate if you wish. They also had... More

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