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Mitchell is a city in Southeast South Dakota on Interstate 90 about 75 miles (121 km) west of Sioux Falls. Mitchell is located in the heart of South Dakota, with rich rolling farmland leading into wide open prairies. Our population is at just about 15,000 residents, and we have plenty to offer. Aside from our excellent attractions, Mitchell boasts unique Main Street shopping and a wide selection of services, entertainment, hunting, fishing, golf and camping opportunities. We are also proud of our affordability, friendly service, and Midwestern hospitality, which is sure to make you feel right at home when you check into your inviting hotel room or dine in one of our unique restaurants. Home to the World’s Only Corn Palace, Mitchell invites you and your group to stand amongst history in a structure known for attracting the unusual, the notable, and the road-weary. Topped with a whimsical mix of onion domes and minarets, the Corn Palace appears as if drawn straight from a storybook. Named South Dakota’s 2011 Community of the Year, you will find beautiful culture attractions, affordability in premier accommodations and adventure in outdoor activities. It’s an unparalleled way of life found in the heart of the Midwest… an unbridled spirit of corny fun and an opportunity for lasting memories. While in Mitchell, experience the World’s Only Corn Palace, Prehistoric Indian Village, Dakota Discovery Museum, McGovern Legacy Museum, and the Carnegie Resource Center. Make new memories in Mitchell… the ones we remember from road trips past, now lay ahead for the whole family. (less...) (more...)
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- Mitchell Convention & Visitors Bureau, 601 N Main Street, ☎ +1 866-273-2676. For more information, contact the Mitchell Convention & Visitors Bureau at 866-273-2676. Also, there is a wealth of information about Mitchell online at www.visitmitchell.com.
Visitor information center
The information center is off Interstate 90, exit 332. The information center is open daily May 1 - September 30. Hours of operation: 8AM-6PM. Get free brochures, maps, directions, and advice to make the most your trip to Mitchell and the area.
- Corn Palace, 604 North Main, +1 866 273-CORN (2676) for all your information needs , admission is free. Memorial Day through Labor Day: 8AM-9PM Daily; Hours may vary during the Corn Palace Festival. April, May, September & October: 8AM-5PM daily; November - March: 8AM-5PM M-F. The original palace was built in 1892 in order to display the fertility of South Dakota's soil. The current building is the third incarnation and was built in 1921. Each year a new mural designed by local artists related to life in South Dakota is created on the exterior of the palace. The murals are created from a lot of corn, grasses, grains, straw, oats, etc. Inside the palace there is a stage and arena for sporting events. Each year there is a Corn Palace Festival that takes place in front of the Corn Palace.
- Dakota Discovery Museum, 1300 McGovern Avenue. Dakota Wesleyan University Campus, +1 605 996-2122, Learn about American Indian and Pioneer Life on the prairies of the Dakotas, visit the Oscar Howe Art Center, tour a one-room schoolhouse, a train depot, a country church, and the Italianate-style home of Louis Beckwith, co-founder of the Corn Palace. Also visit Discoveryland, a hands-on exhibit area sure to please the kids!
- Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village, 3200 Indian Village Road (north of the Corn Palace, follow the signs), ☎ +1 605 996-5473. April: Mo-Fr 9AM-4PM; May: daily 9AM-4PM; Memorial Weekend through Labor Day: daily 8AM-6PM; September: daily 9AM-4PM; October: Mo-Fr 9AM-4PM; November through March: by appointment only (weather permitting). Adult $6; Seniors (60+) $5; Students (6-18) $4; Children 5 and under free. Group (10 or more people) rates available: Adult $4 each; Student $2 each. The Boehnen Museum offers exhibits related to the thousand year old village. Included in the museum is a reconstructed lodge. Inside the museum is the "Shoppe Antiquary" which sells a variety of traditional, ceremonial, and contemporary Native American arts and crafts, and more. Outside the museum one can learn how to use and practice the atlatl spear thrower. Then follow the path to the Thomsen Center Archeodome which covers the on-going archeological dig. The dome also provides a teaching and research facility as well as some hands on activities upstairs.
- Carnegie Resource Center, 119 W. 3rd Avenue, ☎ +1 605-996-3209. Discover the comprehensive collection of Mitchell historical information and Corn Palace memorabila, from the first year it was built, including signed photos by many of the famous performers at the Corn Palace. Enjoy the mural "Sun and Rain Clouds over Hills" by Oscar Howe, a Yanktonai Sioux artist who designed the murals for the Corn Palace from 1948-1971 and also taught school at Dakota Wesleyan University in Mitchell. Free.
- McGovern Legacy Museum, 1201 McGovern Avenue, Mitchell SD (On the Dakota Wesleyan University campus), ☎ +1 605-995-2937. Experience a unique journey through the lives of two of Dakota Wesleyan University's most recognizable graduates, former SD Senator George McGovern and Eleanor McGovern, from their young lives through World War II and George's political career, their family life, and George's current fight to end world hunger.
Mitchell offers steakhouses, coffeehouses, bars, grills, doughnuts, ice cream, Chinese, Mexican, pizza, and fast food.
Mitchells Bar Scene is rather unique with a small town atmosphere. Many bars line main street for about six blocks.
- Cabela's, 601 Cabela Dr, ☎ +1 605 996-0337. Sells hunting, fishing, and outdoor clothing and gear.
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