Attractions & Tours

While in Mitchell, experience the rich historical and cultural attractions including the World’s Only Corn Palace, Cabela’s Wildlife Exhibits, Carnegie Resource Center, Dakota Discovery Museum, McGovern Legacy Museum, and the Prehistoric Indian Village.

World’s Only Corn Palace

The World’s Only Corn Palace stands as a majestic, uniquely American, folk art icon on the rolling prairies of South Dakota. Today the Corn Palace lives on because it has a story to tell, about a state and a people who have prevailed in a land that wri …

Carnegie Resource Center

The Carnegie Resource Center is within walking distance of the Corn Palace and an excellent compliment to your Corn Palace tour. The center houses a permanent collection of Corn Palace memorabilia as well as a number of changing exhibits pertaining to …

Dakota Discovery Museum

  At the Dakota Discovery Museum, you will discover the life, culture and arts of pioneers and Native Americans who inhabited this region from the 1600’s to the 1930’s. Visit the 1886 Beckwith House built for Corn Palace founder Louis Beckwith and …

McGovern Legacy Museum

The McGovern Legacy Museum provides visitors a unique journey through the lives of two of Dakota Wesleyan University’s most recognizable graduates, George and Eleanor McGovern. The exhibit begins during World War II, and their years as leaders in the S …

Prehistoric Indian Village

The Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village is an archeological site, where ancestors of the Mandan were growing corn 1,100 years ago, features a full-scale, walk-through reproduction of an earth lodge and a completely reconstructed buffalo skeleton. Other …

Wild Animal Displays at Cabela’s

The Wild Animal Displays at Cabela’s feature amazing museum-quality trophy mounts, a spectacular conservation mountain, and fantastic freshwater aquariums showcasing fish native to the Missouri River, which runs through South Dakota. Your whole family …

Great 8!

For a royally fun time; we invite you to enjoy the day in Mitchell by visiting our Great 8 places that include the World’s Only Corn Palace which has undergone a complete renovation to give both first-time and past visitors an a-maize-ing new experienc …

Corn Palace Education Center

Grab the kids and head over to the Corn Palace Education Center! There will be several interactive displays and activities in the center, which will be open through September 10th.  A grand opening is scheduled for the education center on June 9th. Loc …