Discover the Rich Tapestry of South Dakota’s Legacy: The New Murals at the Corn Palace in Mitchell

Travel Blog, Trip Ideas
March 7, 2024

Located in downtown Mitchell, South Dakota, stands an iconic landmark that not only embodies the spirit of the Midwest but also serves as a canvas for showcasing the state’s rich cultural heritage – the Corn Palace. And this year, the Corn Palace has undergone a remarkable transformation, adorned with brand new murals celebrating some of South Dakota’s most illustrious figures.

Drawing inspiration from the theme of Famous South Dakotans, the Corn Palace’s exterior has been adorned with breathtaking murals that pay homage to individuals who have left an indelible mark on the state’s history and culture. From athletes to artists, military heroes to entertainers, the diversity of talent and accomplishment represented on these walls is truly awe-inspiring.

As you approach the Corn Palace, you’ll be greeted by the towering figures of Mike Miller and Billy Mills, two renowned South Dakotans who have achieved greatness in the world of sports. These dynamic murals capture the essence of their achievements and serve as a reminder of the talent that hails from this region.

But the journey doesn’t end there. As you make your way around the Corn Palace, you’ll be treated to a visual feast of South Dakota’s most celebrated sons and daughters. From the legendary game show host Bob Barker to the trailblazing artist Oscar Howe, each mural offers a glimpse into the diverse tapestry of South Dakota’s cultural landscape.

Venture to the side of the Corn Palace, and you’ll encounter a veritable who’s who of South Dakota history. Wild Bill Hickok, Joe Foss, Chuck Gemar – these are just a few of the names immortalized in vibrant colors, their legacies preserved for generations to come. And let’s not forget the trailblazing women who have shaped South Dakota’s history, such as Becky Hammon and Laura Ingalls Wilder, whose contributions continue to inspire and empower.

But these murals are more than just beautiful works of art – they’re a testament to the resilience, creativity, and pioneering spirit that define the people of South Dakota. They serve as a reminder of the rich tapestry of stories that make up the fabric of our state, and they invite visitors from near and far to come and discover the vibrant cultural heritage of Mitchell and its surroundings.

So whether you’re a history buff, an art aficionado, or simply someone looking to experience something truly unique, we invite you to come and explore the new murals at the Corn Palace in Mitchell. Immerse yourself in the stories of Famous South Dakotans, and let their legacies inspire you as you discover the beauty and diversity of our beloved state. Plan your visit today and experience the magic of the Corn Palace for yourself!


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