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Downtown Trick Or Treat

Date: Friday, October 31st
Time: 3:30-6pm
Location: Mitchell's Main Street Businesses

10th Annual Holiday Shopping Extravaganza

Date: Saturday, November 1st
Time: 10:00am-4:00pm
Location: Davison County Fairgrounds

Highland Mall Farmer/Vendor Markets

Date: Saturday, November 1st
Time: 9am-1pm
Location: Highland Mall, 2100 Highland Way

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Mitchell Itineraries

 

Mitchell loves bus groups!
Home to the entirely unique Corn Palace, Mitchell invites you and your group to stand amongst history in a structure with a rich tradition of attracting the unusual, the notable, and the road-weary. 
The city of Mitchell and its world-famous Corn Palace invite you to discover the majestic, uniquely American folk art icon. Topped with a whimsical mix of onion domes and minarets, the Corn Palace appears as if drawn straight from a storybook. And the history and mystery of Mitchell doesn’t end at the Corn Palace…
Named South Dakota’s 2011 Community of the Year, you will find beautiful and compelling cultural attractions that even the most diverse group will appreciate, affordability in premiere accommodations, and adventure in outdoor activities.
It’s an unparalleled way of life found in the heart of the Midwest…an unbridled spirit of corny fun and an opportunity for lasting memories…it’s Mitchell, South Dakota.

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World’s Only Corn Palace

604 N. Main Street
Phone: 866-273-2676
This unique “ear”chitecture is decorated each year with thousands of bushels of corns, grains and native grasses. The Corn Palace features a wonderful gift shop and a concessions area where you will find caramel corn, popcorn and popcorn balls. You will see the World’s Only Corn Palace illuminated with thousands of lights leaving a lasting memory for all that see this breathtaking sight. 
Suggested Time: 1 hour 

  

 

 

Carnegie Resource Center

119 W. 3rd Avenue
Phone: 605-996-3209
Travel back in time and see the Corn Palace memorabilia from the last 100+ years! Historians are on hand to answer any questions or help you find that special piece of memorabilia you may be looking for.  
Suggested Time: 45 minutes 

 

Dakota Discovery Museum

1300 McGovern Avenue
Phone: 605-996-2122
Here you will discover a complex of several buildings exhibiting the life, culture and the arts of pioneers and Native Americans of this region from the 1600’s through the 1930’s. Visit the 1886 Beckwith home, an example of elaborate Italianate architecture, built for Corn Palace founder Louis Beckwith. Celebrate the culture of the Middle Border Native Americans by viewing a collection of work by Yanktonai Sioux artist and designer for the 1949-1971 Corn Palace panels, Oscar Howe. Enjoy rotating exhibits of work by regional artists. 
Suggested Time: 1 ½ hours 

  

 

 

McGovern Legacy Museum

1201 McGovern Avenue
Phone: 605-995-2937
Experience a unique journey through the lives of two of Dakota Wesleyan University’s most recognizable graduates, former SD Senator George McGovern and Eleanor McGovern, from their young lives through World War II and George’s political career, their family life, and the current fight to end world hunger. 
Suggested Time: 45 minutes 

  

 

 

Prehistoric Indian Village

3200 Indian Village Road
Phone: 605-996-5473
Begin at the Prehistoric Indian Village archeological site where 1,000 years ago semi-nomadic farmers/hunters harvested the first corn in this area. Experience a prehistoric dwelling by walking through an accurate, full-scale reconstruction of an earth lodge. Then follow the brick walkway through the gazebos, flanked by gardens of native plants including corn.  
Suggested Time: 1 ½ hours 

  

 

The Wild Animal Displays at Cabela’s World’s Foremost Outfitter

601 Cabela Drive
Phone: 605-996-0337
The Wild Animal Displays at Cabela's feature amazing museum-quality trophy mounts, a spectacular conservation mountain, and fantastic freshwater aquariums showcasing fish native to the Missouri River, which runs through South Dakota. Your whole family will love this unusual and interesting display.
Suggested Time: 1 hour 

 

 

Hansen Wheel & Wagon

Climb aboard to revisit America’s rich western legacy with a tour at Hansen Wheel and Wagon Shop. Hansen Wheel and Wagon Shop is a family owned and operated carriage and wagon manufacturer established in 1978 and located on the plains of the Dakotas. With more than 30 years of experience and a staff of dedicated craftsmen, pride is taken in providing the most historically accurate horse-drawn vehicles anywhere this side of the 1800's. A tour at Hansel Wheel and Wagon will bring America’s western legacy to life. Watch the art of the blacksmith, wheelwright & coach maker as craftsman custom-build and restore authentic, horse drawn including stagecoaches, mud wagons, hitch wagons, chuck wagons, and sheep wagons. Offer your group the opportunity to step back in time and experience America’s rich, western legacy.
Suggested Time: 75 minutes

 

 

Shopping

Take a walking tour of Mitchell’s Main Street with unique stores, antique malls, gift shops, restaurants, and snack shops.   Or sit and relax with a beverage in Main Street’s coffee shops or local establishments. Spend the remainder of your evening relaxing in one of Mitchell’s 17 excellent hotels and preparing for tomorrow’s adventure!  
 

 

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