2022 Corn Palace murals

The Ultimate Guide to The Corn Palace

Travel Blog, Trip Ideas
September 23, 2023

Welcome, fellow travelers, to the heartland of America, where tradition meets creativity in a celebration of agriculture and artistry. Nestled in the charming town of Mitchell, South Dakota, The Corn Palace stands as a unique testament to the region’s rich agricultural heritage. Join us on a journey as we explore this one-of-a-kind attraction that blends the beauty of the prairie with the creativity of human hands.


The Corn Palace has a rich history dating back to the late 19th century. Originally constructed in 1892 as a way to showcase the area’s fertility and attract settlers to the region, the building has evolved over the years into a true cultural gem. The exterior and interior murals are made entirely of corn and other grains.

Getting There:

Mitchell is conveniently located off Interstate 90, making it easily accessible by car. If you’re flying in, the closest major airport is Sioux Falls Regional Airport, approximately 75 miles away. From there, a scenic drive through the South Dakota countryside will lead you to the charming town of Mitchell.

Exploring The Corn Palace:

  1. Exterior Murals: As you approach The Corn Palace, the first thing you’ll notice is the breathtaking exterior adorned with murals made from thousands of bushels of corn, grain, and grasses. These murals are redesigned and replaced annually, ensuring a fresh and vibrant display for visitors each year.
  2. Corn Palace Festival: If your visit aligns with the Corn Palace Festival held in late August, you’re in for a treat. The festival features parades, live entertainment, carnival rides, and tons of great food. It’s a lively celebration that captures the spirit of the community.
  3. Interior Exhibits: Step inside The Corn Palace to explore exhibits highlighting the history of the building, the agricultural significance of the region, and the intricate process of creating the corn murals. Interactive displays and informative panels provide a deeper understanding of the craftsmanship behind this unique attraction.
  4. Gift Shop: Before you leave, don’t forget to stop by the gift shop. Here, you can find a variety of locally crafted souvenirs, corn-themed memorabilia, and unique gifts that capture the essence of The Corn Palace.

Nearby Attractions:

Extend your visit by exploring other attractions in Mitchell, such as the Dakota Discovery Museum, the Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village, or taking a stroll through the town’s historic district.

As you leave The Corn Palace, you’ll carry with you not just the memories of a fascinating visit but also a newfound appreciation for the intersection of agriculture and art. Mitchell’s Corn Palace is more than a tourist destination; it’s a living tribute to the hardworking spirit of the American Midwest. Come and experience the magic for yourself in this small town with a big heart.


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