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Corn Palace

601 N. Main, Mitchell, SD 57301
(605) 995-8427
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Ranked #4 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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Saint Louis, Missouri
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44 reviews 44 reviews
17 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Yes, of all times to pick to see it, it was under construction! But they had one outside wall still intact and lots of single pictures hanging inside. They showed a really interesting movie, maybe 15 minutes long, that explained the origination of the Corn Palace. There's lots of shopping across the street also. Gotta see it, they put lots... More

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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86 reviews 86 reviews
25 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

The Corn Palace is undergoing renovations but it is still worth the stop off of I-90. Where else in the world will one find mosaics made of different varities of corn cut in half vertically and affixed to the building? It represents the local agrarian economy and is artistic. The inside is an arena with more murals on the wall... More

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Philadelphia
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68 reviews 68 reviews
10 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Yes, it's kitschy. Yes, you'll probably find yourself scratching your head and wondering why you're there. Yes, it's kind of out in nowhere (Mitchell isn't exactly a huge city). But, it is fun. It's a performance auditorium, the artwork is all done with corn cobs, and it's all over the place. And, as proof that the town is really into... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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291 reviews 291 reviews
93 attraction reviews
231 helpful votes 231 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

On the day of our visit, the Corn Palace was undergoing a renovation. Even so, there is not much here. Outside there are a number of large mosaics made with different colors of ears of corn rather than the usual tiles. They depict various local themes. The building inside is a basketball stadium with more corn mosaics on the walls.... More

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Hillsboro, New Mexico, United States
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85 reviews 85 reviews
22 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

If you find yourself traveling through South Dakota and are near Mitchell you need to stop at the Corn Palace. There is no other corn palace in the world. The guy at the door told us that. It is a big gym with the most amazing art made with ears of corn. They were in the process of changing the... More

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Oak Ridge, Tn
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189 reviews 189 reviews
27 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Some interesting corn arrangements adorn the outside of the building. Inside it's a gymnasium/arena with a few more pieces of art created from corn. Plenty of hype from interstate billboards had my expectations higher than what I found. Nice gift shop next to the palace and a clean downtown area made for a nice diversion for a few minutes. Glad... More

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Tennessee
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43 reviews 43 reviews
27 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

The folks who own and manage this place are marketing geniuses. We went quite a distance out of our way to see this place, and...well...it's just a basketball arena. Yeah, the corn murals are neat, but... just not that neat. You know? I mean, if you're in Mitchell, South Dakota (for whatever reason), then, sure: go see it, but, I... More

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San Bernardino, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

Now is under reconstruction, but next year should be a must see. It's been there from the end of the 19th century.

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Branson, Missouri
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227 reviews 227 reviews
91 attraction reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

It was worth stopping to quickly see the images made with corn. It reminded me of when I was a kid making pictures with macaroni only done a lot better with a ton of talent. If you have the extra time to stop it's an interesting visit, but I wouldn't consider it a must see. They had the front under... More

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Louisville, Kentucky
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121 reviews 121 reviews
43 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

As others have mentioned it is being re done but I still thought it was amazing to see. Did not get to go in but just waking around the building was worth the stop of i-90.

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