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Corn Palace

604 N Main St, Mitchell, South Dakota 57301 USA

Free to Visit
Closed Now
Opens Fri 8a
  • Independent
  • Credit Cards
  • Wheelchair
  • Public

“a weird tribute to SD agriculture”

The Corn Palace serves as a multi-use center for the community and region. The facility hosts stage shows, as well as sports events in its arena. The World's Only Corn Palace is an outstanding structure which stands as a tribute to the agricultural heritage of South Dakota.The original Corn Palace, called "The Corn Belt Exposition" was established in 1892. Early settlers displayed the fruits of their harvest on the building exterior in order to prove the fertility of South Dakota soil. The third and present building was completed for it first festival at the present location in 1921. The exterior decorations are completely stripped down and new murals are created each year. The theme is selected by the Corn Palace Festival Committee and murals are designed by a local artist. Come and experience what the Corn Palace has to offer.

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  • 1 Review
  • 16 Helpful
August 15, 2014
Rated 1.0

They missed a gold opportunity to put up an "Under Corn-struction" sign.

16 people found this review helpful

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  • 7 Reviews
  • 8 Helpful
May 31, 2014

The worlds biggest, smallest and only corn palace is a big souvenir shop with corn imprinted items to purchase. Maybe we are weird but we all left having spent twenty bucks a piece and took funny corn pictures.

7 people found this review helpful

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  • 7 Reviews
  • 6 Helpful
January 16, 2016
Rated 3.0

I rated it higher than it probably deserves. If you have a sense of humor, you should go. My family had a lot of fun simply cracking jokes at the Corn Palace's expense. I really have no idea why it's a must see for any other reason.... A fun tip though: There's a FANTASTIC cupcake shop just down the street. On the way home, I kept teasing my son (who called the CP the stupidest place on earth) that we were going back to the Corn Palace to revel in it's majesty once again, when in reality I just really wanted another cupcake....unfortunately it was closed on Sundays.

2 people found this review helpful

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  • 15 Reviews
  • 9 Helpful
October 03, 2014
Rated 4.0

Kinda of a fun stop if only to see the artwork on the outside of the building done in corn cobs. We were fortunate to see the artists/workers as they were creating one of the art pieces, it's like a giant paint-by-numbers picture done completely out of corn cobs. Fun!

1 person found this review helpful

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  • 1 Review
  • 0 Helpful
September 25, 2014
Rated 4.0

Art was pretty impressive, spent a little time there but was a neat experience for all of us.

1 person found this review helpful

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  • 1 Review
  • 1 Helpful
September 11, 2014

This is a great attraction we have stopped at a number of times. Good place to get out and stretch your legs when on a road trip along I-90. Free attraction and lots of history and old pictures. Lots of shopping near by as well. Worth the stop!

1 person found this review helpful

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Stephen Rees

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  • 240 Helpful
September 04, 2014
Rated 4.0

There's no other place like the Mitchell Corn Palace in the world, if only because there is no other corn palace in the world. The Corn Palace is one of those random places you've just kind of got to see if you're ever traveling through a state like South Dakota. Mitchell also makes for a good stopping place if you're driving on I-90 in between Rapid City and Sioux Falls.

1 person found this review helpful

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  • 10 Reviews
  • 2 Helpful
August 31, 2014
Rated 1.0

The corn murals were neat, but there is nothing but a basketball court inside, and not worth the stop.

1 person found this review helpful

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  • 7 Reviews
  • 7 Helpful
July 22, 2014
Rated 2.0

Kinda interesting to see. Nothing on the inside worth stopping for.

1 person found this review helpful

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Dawn G. Johancsik

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  • 51 Reviews
  • 48 Helpful
July 21, 2014

At first, we were not really wanting to go but since we had to wait to see a different attraction we did. The building was under construction so they had murals on the inside.

It was pretty cool to see them made from different corn and the process that goes into doing that. The murals all have a connecting story behind them, which makes it more interesting.

They have a really fun gift shop. We did do the "tour" and the narrator, a teenager, was GREAT! So much enthusiasm. Not sure if I would see it twice, but you have to see it once.

FYI-This has a long history behind it and it is surprising. Don't want to ruin the surprise for you.

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Corn Palace

604 N Main St
Mitchell, South Dakota
57301 USA


Closed Now
  • Sun - Sat: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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  • Public Restrooms
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