Mitchell, South Dakota: Big Steer and Bison

Fiberglass giants at the Corn Palace Motel and Chef Louie's Steakhouse include a Hereford steer and an equally large bison.

Chef Louie's Steakhouse

S. Burr St., Mitchell, SD
I-90 exit 332, then north on Hwy 37/S. Burr St. about three-quarters of a mile. On the east (northbound) side; in front of the Corn Palace Motel and Chef Louie's Steakhouse.
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Bison and steer.

Big Steer and Bison

We posed with the bison and steer, and had a nice dinner at Chef Louie's Steakhouse!

[imperialjone, 05/03/2019]

Bison and steer.

Big Steer

The steer has a new buddy!

[Katrina, 05/24/2017]

The bison was reported missing in the past, but Chef Louie's appears to be the home base where it returns.


Giant Steer

This giant steer in Mitchell South Dakota shows the way to Chef Louie's restaurant. Located on the corner of S. Burr Street next to the Corn Palace Motel.

[Tammy Robinson, 12/03/2006]

Steer and Bison face off.

Giant Steer, Bison, and a Pig on the Roof

Despite the many attractions in Mitchell, our personal favorites were definitely the giant cow and buffalo facing each other from across the street. We couldn't help but stop and take pictures. Also, about a block from the Corn Palace, there is a pig on a roof-suuuwee pig pig pig! Yep, we found it flat out hilarious.

[Kameka Mala, 08/15/2005]

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In the region:
White Buffalo Statue, Huron, SD - 47 mi.

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