The Corn Palace


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The Corn Palace was built in 1892 as advertisement to farmers to settle and farm in the area. The building is covered in mosaics, inside and out, made up of multi-colored ears of corn. The Corn Palace is part of Mitchell’s National Historic District and was a good, albeit corny, pit-stop on our road-trip across the state of South Dakota. Scroll down for a 2-minute feature about the Corn Palace on CNN.


Location: 604 N Main St, Mitchell, SD 57301

Designation: National Register of Historic Places

Date designated or established: 1921

Date of my visit: 7/31/2009

Corn Palace video courtesy of CNN on You Tube

14 thoughts on “The Corn Palace

  1. We loved our 2018 stop here. Due to some early fall snow, they were slow completing the mosaic, so we got to witness the process. The birds love all this corn just sitting there waiting for them. Thanks for sharing T. Allan

  2. I guess it’s a place you feel you should see. Vegetables feature in NZ too. We’ve a massive carrot, apples, kiwifruit, to mark the towns where they’re grown. Plus a whole heap of other unique icons done in giant form.

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