Mitchell, South Dakota: Corn Palace

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Address:
604 N. Main St., Mitchell, SD
Directions:
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.
Hours:
Currently under reconstruction. Open daily (summer) 8-9; off-season Sa-Su closed. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
605-996-6223
Admission:
Free
RA Rates:
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Corn Palace.

Corn Palace
With its mad mix of onion domes and minarets, this corn-plastered edifice looks like it was drop-kicked out of czarist Russia. Roadsideamerica.com Report...
Mitchell, South Dakota - Palace On A Budget: No Bread For Corn
Corn Palace: Tourists who visit South Dakotas Mitchell Corn Palace in 2017 may notice something familiar: the same outdoor Corn Palace murals that decorated the building in 2016. [02/16/2017] Complete Story...

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South Dakota Home Crown 2020.

Corn Palace

Absolutely must-do! Great stop on the way to the Badlands. So much fun, awesome gift shop, and free!

[Rachel, 08/22/2020]
Corn Palace

According to a story in Ag Week, the Corn Palace's outdoor corn-art murals for 2020 -- they're changed every year -- won't be completed until early summer, a delay that Corn Palace director Doug Greenway said had never happened before. The corn-art murals are usually stripped off the outside of the building in the fall, after tourist season, and then new ones are created in place before the sub-freezing South Dakota winter sets in.

The 2020 Corn Palace mural theme will be "South Dakota Homegrown," which is slightly embarrassing because the delay, according to Ag Week, was caused by a bad growing season in 2019.

Corn Palace director Greenway looked on the bright side, pointing out that early summer 2020 tourists will have a unique chance to see the corn-art murals as they're being made. If it proves popular, he said, it might be repeated in future years as well.

[RoadsideAmerica.com Team, 01/27/2020]

Corn Palace on a festival night.

Corn Palace

The Corn Palace is surely worth the trip during the annual Corn Festival.

[Becky, 08/25/2019]

Mitchell's Corn Festival is usually on a latter weekend in August, before Labor Day weekend.


Nearby Offbeat Places

Cornelius, Corn Palace MascotCornelius, Corn Palace Mascot, Mitchell, SD - < 1 mi.
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Big Steer and BisonBig Steer and Bison, Mitchell, SD - < 1 mi.
In the region:
Rest Stop Tiny Church - Eastbound, White Lake, SD - 30 mi.

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