601 North Main, Mitchell South Dakota 57301
605-996-5031 Toll Free: 866-273-2676
Originally called 'The Corn Belt Exposition' when it was established in 1892, the idea for the building was to showcase the region's agricultural bounty and to entice more farmers to the area. The present structure is the third Palace, completed in 1921, featuring Moorish-style architecture, with minarets and kiosks. Portions of the exterior and interior are covered with designs made from ears of corn. The exterior decorations are completely changed each year, with artist-designed murals which require thousands of bushels of grains to complete; redecorating the building has become an annual event.
The Corn Palace serves as a community multi-use center, hosting stage shows and sports events in the facility's arena. Free tours are offered during summer hours. Open year-round, admission is free to the public.
Other History nearby:
(Rusk) Bonner Bank Building
(Mitchell) Corn Palace
(Wessington Springs) Dean Annex
(Freeman) Heritage Hall Museum and Archives
(Madison) Historic Prairie Village
(Mitchell) Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village
02/19 Coming to The Mitchell area
Orange City Tulip Festival Orange City IA May16-18 The Orange City Tulip Festival - an entertaining celebration of the best of small-town America - showcases for 100,000 visitors this thriving community's rich Dutch heritage. Festivities include music and dancing by hundreds of children and adults in intricate authentic costumes, two daily parades featuring top area marching bands, nightly musical theatre, a carnival midway, fun ethnic food treats, plus thousands of tulips and a dozen reproduction windmills throughout a charming village.
South Dakota BBQ Championships Huron SD May31-June1 Anyone can compete in the backyard BBQ Competition. Meat is provided so you don't need to bring any.
Teapot Days Tea SD June13-15 Enjoy the carnival, view antique tractors and equipment, and watch the crowning of Ma and Pa Teapot.
Awesome Biker Nights Sioux City IA June13-15 Awesome Biker Nights is Northwest Iowa's premier regional motorcycle event with an attendance of over 25,000! Of course, even those who aren't traveling on two wheels are welcome at the event. The Awesome experience includes three stages of live music from National and Regional Bands, motorcycle stunt performances, a poker run through the beautiful countryside, a bike show, tattoo contest, poker tournament, bike raffle, vendors and more.
Antique Power Show Huron SD June15-17 Experience the days of antique tractors, cars, steam and stationary gas engines. 150 exhibits and displays, entertainment, demonstrations, flea market, parade and tractor and car games.
Turner County Fair Parker SD August12-15 South Dakota's oldest county fair. The four best days of summer.