Corn Palace. Mitchell, South Dakota.

Submitted by Markydoodle October 27th, 2011
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This is the Corn Palace.  The murals on the Corn Palace are changed annually to reflect the theme chosen for that year.  This is a picture of the 2010 murals, which was “Transportation.”  Over the years, there have been a myriad of themes chosen.  For example, 1926 was “South Dakota when the White Man Arrived.”  1966 was “Dancing and Branding,” which must’ve been something.  Mitchell is 1600 miles inland from Los Angeles, on I90.Looks like they just had the Polka Festival there last month.  Included was a Polka Mass at 10 am on Sunday morning.

Here’s a video of the inside while folks are enjoying a polka.

7 Responses to “Corn Palace. Mitchell, South Dakota.”

  1. Brother Cleve

    I’ve actually been there….twice!! South Dakota is pretty amazing. My favorite part of the Corn Palace is the giant listing of all the entertainers who have played there; for something like 40 years, it was Lawrence Welk, with the exception of 2 years : once in the early 50’s it was Duke Ellington (at the lowest ebb years of his popularity) and once in the early 60’s it was the Three Stooges.

    The place is amazing. When we asked who put the corn on the murals, we were told it was “the boys and girls from the reform school”!!

    Driving there from Rapid City is like being on the moon. If the moon had Wall Drug,of course, which is also amazing.