Featured Events

Annual Mitchell Gun Show
Date: Saturday - Sunday, October 25-26
Time: Saturday 9am-5pm, Sunday 9am-3pm
Location: Davison County 4-H Grounds

Downtown Trick Or Treat
Date: Friday, October 31
Time: 3:30-6pm
Location: Mitchell's Main Street Businesses

10th Annual Holiday Shopping Extravaganza
Date: Saturday, November 1
Time: 10:00am-4:00pm
Location: Davison County Fairgrounds

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History and Culture

While in Mitchell, experience the rich historical and cultural attractions including the World’s Only Corn Palace, Cabela’s Wildlife Exhibits, Carnegie Resource Center, Dakota Discovery Museum, McGovern Legacy Museum, and the Prehistoric Indian Village.

World’s Only Corn Palace

The World’s Only Corn Palace stands as a majestic, uniquely American, folk art icon on the rolling prairies of South Dakota. Today the Corn Palace lives on because it has a story to tell, about a state and a people who have prevailed in a land that writes its own rules about who lives here and what grows here.

 

Carnegie Resource Center

 

Carnegie Resource Center

The Carnegie Resource Center is within walking distance of the Corn Palace and an excellent compliment to your Corn Palace tour. The center houses a permanent collection of Corn Palace memorabilia as well as a number of changing exhibits pertaining to Mitchell area history and genealogy. You can view the mural “Sun and Clouds and Rain Over Hills” in the dome of the Carnegie Resource Center painted by the Dakota Yanktonai artist Oscar Howe.

 

Dakota Discovery Museum
 

Dakota Discovery Museum

At the Dakota Discovery Museum, you will discover the life, culture and arts of pioneers and Native Americans who inhabited this region from the 1600’s to the 1930’s. Visit the 1886 Beckwith House built for Corn Palace founder Louis Beckwith and the Oscar Howe Gallery, showcasing original works of world famous Corn Palace mural designer Oscar Howe.

 

McGovern Legacy Museum

McGovern Legacy Museum

The McGovern Legacy Museum provides visitors a unique journey through the lives of two of Dakota Wesleyan University’s most recognizable graduates, George and Eleanor McGovern. The exhibit begins during World War II, and their years as leaders in the South Dakota Democratic Party. The 1972 presidential race is featured prominently, as is George McGovern’s continuing commitment to fight global hunger. During the self-guided tour, visitors have the opportunity to view a variety of short films narrated by George McGovern.

 

Prehistoric Indian Village

Prehistoric Indian Village

The Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village is an archeological site, where ancestors of the Mandan were growing corn 1,100 years ago, features a full-scale, walk-through reproduction of an earth lodge and a completely reconstructed buffalo skeleton. Other discoveries, including bones, stones, shells, animal and plant remains are all on exhibit. Kids can dig for a free arrowhead! The Archeodome, built over a portion of the village site is a world-class archeological facility that allows archeologists and the public access to this ongoing excavation project.

 

 Wild Animal Displays at Cabela's

Wild Animal Displays at Cabela’s

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.

 

Hansen Wheel & Wagon Shop 

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 Hansen Wheel and Wagon Shop 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.