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March 9, 2010
October 4, 2009
From journal Sioux Falls, SD
October 1, 2009
From journal Rapid City and Surrounds
by Noel F.
July 9, 2007
From journal 4th of July in the Black Hills
May 19, 2006
From journal South Dakota: Land of Plenty
February 19, 2006
From journal Yellowstone/Wyoming Road trip
New Milford, Pennsylvania
August 17, 2004
From journal From PA to SD and back in 7 days!
May 17, 2003
The Corn Palace (CP) is truly something to behold. It is the centerpiece of this small Midwestern town. The CP is a large building that is decorated every year with corn cobs of different colors and sizes to create murals. And these murals are fantastic. Originally the settlers used to put some of their harvests on the walls to show how fertile the SD soil was. There was a presidential theme the year I went, but the theme is different from year to year. It was surprisingly pretty and quite grand owing to its huge size.
Once inside you can see a bit about the history of the CP and shop to your heart's delight in their well outfitted gift shop. The CP also serves as a multipurpose center for the town, so there are meetings and conventions there on occasion.
The CP itself is not terribly far from I-90, so if you find yourself there (perhaps en route to the Badlands) I think it is worth a stop.
Mitchell itself is a small town (about 15,000 people) and I found them to be warm and helpful. There are a few cafes and restaurants just down the street from the CP where I got a satisfactory lunch.
SD has very cold winters and late Springs, so the best time to go is mid summer or mid Fall. Be careful, because the snow can come as early as September! In late summer it will be humid and hot, but more bearable than the winter.
From journal Mitchell, SD - The Corn Palace
by Jim Rosenberg
October 5, 2000
From journal Rapid City: Black Hills-Badlands Road Trip