CORN PALACE Mitchell, South Dakota

Expedition Team: Dave Miller, Rosie Miller, Matt Miller, Jacque Miller, Holly Miller, Shane Miller

Date: July 7, 2003

This Roadside Attraction is really corny. That is because the outside of the palace has fantastic, artistic corn murals. The building also has minarets and kiosks of Moorish design. The annual Corn Palace Festival is held each August to celebrate the end of the corn growing season. Inside, there are rooms for exhibits, dances, graduations, stage shows, proms and high school basketball games. But the big attraction is the outside murals that feature 12 different colors or shades of corn.  The theme and mural design is changed every year. Although there is really nothing inside to see, it is still worth a quick stop for photos. 

A block away we had lunch at a restaurant where Dave & Matt ate their first ever Buffalo Burger. It was delicious. We camped at the Mitchell KOA campground. That night we encountered a huge thunderstorm and, with the land being so flat for miles around, the lightning flashes were so bright they lit up our pop-up camper.

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