Trip Planner:   USA  /  South Dakota  /  Mitchell  /  Sightseeing  /  Mitchell Corn Palace

Mitchell Corn Palace, Mitchell

(2.9/5 based on 1,500+ reviews on the web)
Russian/Moorish-styled Mitchell Corn Palace, decorated with murals and designs from corn and other grains, features a new design every year. New murals are designed annually out of more than 275,000 ears of corn to cover the outside of the building. This tradition began in 1892, when town officials decided to showcase crops in an effort to get pioneers to realize the potential of the soil so they would settle in the area. Today, the palace is a multipurpose building, hosting numerous community events and exhibits. You can see pictures from the previous years' happenings. Plan to see Mitchell Corn Palace and other attractions that appeal to you using our Mitchell vacation generator.
Create a full Mitchell itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Mitchell

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Mitchell by other users

9 days in South Dakota BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 16 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 16 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 17 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: June, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 12 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: June, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 17 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: June, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 22 days in South Dakota BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 13 days in South Dakota BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, outdoors, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: February, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 57 days in Continental USA BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: May, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 57 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 30 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 18 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, outdoors, historic sites, museums, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: April, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • What a great tourist attraction! The artwork on the outside is fantastic. They have added LED lighting to the outside so at night it really very impressive. If you are in town make sure you stop by an...  more »
  • We were on our way to the Black Hills and made a nice little stop here at the Corn Palace. The outside is amazing to look at all the artwork done with corn and grains. The inside has interesting displ...  more »
  • This is a gem found in South Dakota. Inside there are previous years designs in pictures. Our grandchildren also enjoyed it. There were vendors inside with original crafts for sale. 
Google
  • Great place for a semi quick stop with the kids. The palace has some really neat murals on the outside and inside they have some great information about the place. The kids love the Amazing Maze Room there was so much stuff to do for them in there we could have stayed there another hour just playing.
  • We where there on Sept 5, 2016. We went to Corn Palace and across the street to one of the little gift shops. Our Black Camera went missing and if anyone has seen it or picked it up could they please email me. We are on our Honeymoon and all of our pictures are on it. This camera was a gift and very dear to us. Please help us bring it home. Contact Amanda or Tyler at amandaf_85@yahoo.ca.
  • It's the Mitchell Corn Palace! Of course, one of those things you have to do. And it doesn't take a whole lot of time, honestly. Most everything is outside on the walls. Inside is simply a semi-permanent crafts fair in a gym. Yes, spoiler alert, the Corn Palace is actually a gym.
  • Very good history and pictures inside. Tours available. Lots for the kids to do. Upstairs is full of corn related activities. Main floor includes an actual combine cab with video screen so kids can pretend to combine corn.
  • The murals are impressive - a true community effort. The history of corn palaces is also interesting. I never knew this was a thing before. They have a souvenir shop with everything you can imagine made out of corn.