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World's Only Corn Palace

603 N Main St, Mitchell, South Dakota 57301 USA

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“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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Reviewed by
alison.tisza

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

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

21 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
julesdance

  • 7 Reviews
  • 9 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.

8 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
onvacation

  • 15 Reviews
  • 13 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!

3 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
erika.bade.5

  • 7 Reviews
  • 8 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

Reviewed by
Stephen Rees

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  • 286 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.

2 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
JBates2

  • 14 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
June 19, 2020
Rated 5.0

You didn’t ask for it, but here it is, a place made with corn. It was pretty cool. It’s a bit off the highway but worth the trip.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
amymarcouxdohmen

  • 3 Reviews
  • 2 Helpful
October 19, 2019
Rated 4.0

Cool Place to stop and stretch your legs. Whole family thought it was neat.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
komouse

  • 1 Review
  • 1 Helpful
September 06, 2016
Rated 2.0

Basically an auditorium/ basketball court with some corn art on the outside. It seems to be under construction and is not as elaborate as shown in this picture on RTs. There's a gift shop and some type of Bible museum for kids across the street. If you really need a break from the interstate it's a bit of a diversion. They have two nice displays--one of the history of the corn palace and farming heartland of America and then another with some neat sketches of corn art designs by the preeminent designer. There's a concession stand but only food with corn is popcorn?! At least it's free. They do have some events which might be worth going to if they align with your schedule.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Reaper

  • 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

Reviewed by
Jennifer15826

  • 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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World's Only Corn Palace

603 N Main St
Mitchell, South Dakota
57301 USA

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