Mitchell Historic Sites & Interpretive Centres
• A WorldWeb.com Travel Guide to Historic Sites & Interpretive Centres in Mitchell, SD, South Dakota.
The world's only corn palace, this historic site was originally erected in 1892 as a sign of South Dakota's healthy agricultural climate. The current building was completed in 1921, and has hosted the annual Corn Palace Festival ever since. Each year a new mural is created on the building's exterior, from thousands of bushels of corn, grain, wild oats, wheat and grasses. The palace is Mitchell's premier tourist attraction.
The Mitchell Prehistoric Museum is dedicated to preserving one of the first settlements in this area dating back to the 10th Century. The area has remained relatively untouched and is rich with artifacts. The Archedome, located on site, is a research and technological center, which gives archeologists unlimited access to the park. There is also a museum and gift shop.