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Corn Palace

601 N. Main, Mitchell, SD 57301
(605) 995-8427
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Ranked #2 of 11 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The Corn Palace has a long standing tradition of being a place for families to stop on their way across the prairie. The recent renovations have added new exhibits and lessons to learn. It's a great place to stretch your legs, take in the history of the harvest and teach yourself about the importance of ag in a super fun... More

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Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

While traveling thru SD headed to Mount Rushmore we saw the Corn Palace signs and stopped! Glad we did they have over 100 years of history on the walls with large murals inside and out made of corn...It's free :-)

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Maple Grove, Minnesota
20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

As one of the only things in eastern South Dakota, it's worth a visit. We recently stopped at the Corn Palace while transiting through South Dakota. It's the fourth time I've visited, and I was impressed with the most recent design of the facade. The Corn Palace is free to visit, and is worth a quick visit. As you walk... More

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Monee, Illinois
18 reviews 18 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014 via mobile

I love Roadside Americana and the Corn Palace fits the bill. Loved it. Stopped several years ago and was so intrigued by the murals done in corn and grains that I had to stop by again last year when in the area. Very clever.

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Aix-les-Bains, France
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

Corn, corn and corn again. Only in America !!! Every year they change the theme but still corn. A nice stop on the way to bad lands National Park

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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237 attraction reviews
220 helpful votes 220 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

They really like corn in Mitchell. This is the local high school arena, and they decorate it with large paintings made out of corn kernels and parts. It's an interesting stop, you can buy popcorn, and it's free, so if you're driving buy and have time, stop.

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Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

Ok, so, not really. If you stop here though, that's the takeaway message. It's a bizarre place, really. Everything is made of corn. Everything in the gift shop is somehow corn related, and way overpriced. There are all these "informational" videos and exhibits that tout the benefits of GMO and of our corn based society. I mean, on a long... More

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New York City, New York
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

I would call this place kitschy, but I think its strangeness rules even that out. A pretty weird slice of no-man-lands mid/western plains Americana So if you don't know what it is, it's a palace made of corn. They redesign the wall's murals every year, always keeping with the neo-Moorish design. Definitely worth checking out, a sort of monument to... More

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Wasilla, Alaska
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119 reviews 119 reviews
66 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

I have heard of this place for years and even seen a PBS special about it. I love the artwork that is presented with the corn varieties. The pictures of how the palace has been covered over the years is amazing.

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Glendale, Arizona
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199 reviews 199 reviews
63 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

One of a kind. This time I got to go inside. More corn murals and it was interesting to see the historical photos showing how the palace has changed over many years. A band was practicing in the auditorium and they were fine I took a listen. I think the food counter and store could have more items. The food... More

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