Mitchell, South Dakota: Corn Palace
- 604 N. Main St., Mitchell, SD
- I-90 to Mitchell. North on Hwy 37 (Burr Street). Left on Havens Avenue. Right on Sanborn Boulevard. Left on 7th Avenue for three blocks; free public parking.
- Currently under reconstruction. Open daily (summer) 8-9; off-season Sa-Su closed. (Call to verify)
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- Worth a Detour
With its mad mix of onion domes and minarets, this corn-plastered edifice looks like it was drop-kicked out of czarist Russia. Undergoing reconstruction: travelers in Summer 2015 be forewarned. Roadsideamerica.com Report...
Visitor Tips and News About Corn Palace
Very fun for the family! You must snag a popcorn ball from the snack bar! Best $3 I've spent in a long time. Definitely go upstairs and on to the balcony overlooking street -- great vantage point. 2016 theme is Rock of Ages![Tracey, 08/17/2016]
The theme this year for the Corn Palace decoration is "Rock of Ages."[Katie, 06/14/2016]
Corn Palace renovation has been completed.[Gini, 08/09/2015]
The Corn Palace's new exterior, including LED-lit turrets and domes, was supposed to be ready in April 2015, but various SNAFUs extended the nation's already long corn palace coma. The renovation, which cost $7.2 million, was finally completed on July 27, 2015.
Just a heads-up: the Corn Palace is being renovated and the domes have been taken down. In addition, they are not lighting the building at night. You can still tour the interior and there are interesting murals on the outside walls. Don't miss the corn statue across the street.[RK Caton, 07/06/2015]
The exterior of the Corn Palace was supposed to be completely renovated by Memorial Day weekend, but various SNAFUs have kept it a work-in-progress well into the 2015 summer travel season.