Front of Corn Palace
Front of Corn Palace, Mitchell SD 2008

Corn Palace Mitchell SD

Working on corn palace mural for the 2009 version
Getting ready for the 2009 version of the mural
Another view of front of corn palace
Close up of 2008 mural Everyday heroes
2008 Theme Everyday Heros

The Corn Palace in Mitchell, SD is a community building that is decorated, inside and outside, with mural made with corn. The first corn place was built in 1892 and version has been built every year. The building where the current Corn Palace is located was built in 1921.

The mural for the Corn Palace is rebuilt every year with a new theme. When we were there, September 2008, they were already replacing the 2008 mural, Everyday Heroes, with the 2009 mural, America's Destinations.

The mural is made up of different color corn that is all grown in the Mitchell area. It is quite an undertaking to get all this done year in and year out.

Interior of Corn Palace showing basketball floor
Interior of Corn Palace--Basketball floor

Even the interior of the building is decorated. The building is used as a community center and hosts basketball and other events.

A tour of the inside of the building is interesting. They have pictures of all the Corn Palaces on display. Some of the older Palaces were more elaborate than the current version.

Go to Corn Palace for more information about the Corn Palace

More of Mitchell

Downtown Mitchell
Main Street Mitchell, SD
Uncle Zakes store Mitchell SD
Uncle Zakes Store, Mitchell SD

Mitchell is a typical small town in this part of the US. It has what looks like an active main street. Perhaps the major difference between Mitchell and small towns in NC is the Jackpot Gambling.

Front of Cabela's
Front of Cabela's Store in Mitchell, SD
Cayote chasing pheasants Sculpture
Sculpture in front of Cabela's

One other attraction in Mitchell is the large Cabela's retail store. It is quite a store. We enjoyed the sculpture in the front more than anything in the store.