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Address: 601 N. Main, Mitchell, SD 57301-1945
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+1 605-995-8427
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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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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The older version was the better one

We have been the Corn Palace twice in the past forty years, before this visit. We always thought it was pretty corny, but we did appreciate the murals and the effort they... read more

Reviewed September 13, 2015
Joe P
Peoria, Arizona
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Peoria, Arizona
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed September 13, 2015

We have been the Corn Palace twice in the past forty years, before this visit. We always thought it was pretty corny, but we did appreciate the murals and the effort they required. The recent renovation, however, has diminished the experience, especially at night The exterior lighting makes it impossible to see the murals and the new domes look plain... More 

1 Thank Joe P
Oregon City, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed September 13, 2015 via mobile

The Corn Palace history is fascinating. First built to peak people's interest in growing corn in South Dakota. Then to become an amazing tourist attraction and community center for the people of Mitchell. To see how they create these murals out of corn is mind blowing. If you are in the area don't pass the Corn Palace by.

1 Thank Scott F
Goodrich, Michigan
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed September 13, 2015

Iowa's countryside is just beautiful. Not "all flat" at all! We stumbled upon the Corn Palace and marveled at the scenes designed from corn, all shades and hues. The interior performance area is also open to view, Carmel corn to buy too! If in the area, take a peek, cute little town, interesting "Palace".

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Casper, Wyoming
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed September 12, 2015

This is a key part of South Dakota's history and a monument to their tenacity. When you go be sure to watch the movie they have set up on the stage of the auditorium. It is very well done and explains the history of the Corn Palace. The admission is free and is accessible to the handicapped. Well worth the... More 

1 Thank Hall7454
Rochester, Minnesota
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61 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed September 12, 2015

I have been going to South Dakota for over 5 years. We always stop at SD attractions along I-90 as we make our way west. From my first trip, I thought the corn palace sounded amazing. Being from Wisconsin, I'm used to farming and I was so freaking pumped to finally get to the corn palace just last week. To... More 

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Ludowici Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 255 helpful votes
Reviewed September 12, 2015

What's not to like about a free attraction so beautifully decorated? This majestic building is so much more than corn. It is a multi-use building that the community uses for trade shows, stage shows, and even basketball is played here. Admission is free, the bathrooms are located right as you enter the doors to your left and to your right.... More 

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Dansville, New York, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed September 10, 2015

We stopped here while traveling across South Dakota. It was good for a break from traveling. I was disappointed that there wasn't more to see inside. The murals are lovely, but high on the walls. Historical displays in the hall. There is a very nice gymnasium in this building.

1 Thank Peggy L
Holland, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed September 10, 2015

If you're looking for a tourist destination, this is not even worth a stop. It's an arena with posters of the history. It does have some cool corn art on the outside, but that's about it. There's a nice gift shop across the street but the rest of the shops are junk. The website makes it look cool and interesting... More 

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Livingston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed September 10, 2015

Nice interesting building. Stopped here 40 plus years ago and it is nice and clean very easy to photograph.

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Central Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
Reviewed September 9, 2015

Everyone's opinion differs, and out of the 4 of us travelling together, two were underwhelmed with this attraction while the other two thought it was awesome. It is definitely worth the stop while you are in Mitchell. They were working on it while we were there. The history is very interesting and covered well with photos and information lining the... More 

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