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 the Oscar Howe Gallery, showcasing original works of world famous Corn Palace mural designer Oscar Howe.

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!


Adults: $7; Senior Citizens: $6; Students Ages 6-17: $3; Children 5 and Under: Free
Group rates available – please call for info.


Winter Hours (Oct.-April):
Monday – Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm
Closed: Saturday & Sunday
Hours are subject to change.

Summer Hours

May & September: 9am-5pm Monday-Saturday, 1pm-4pm Sunday
June-August: 9am-7pm, Closed Sunday


Website: www.dakotadiscovery.com
1300 McGovern Avenue; Mitchell, SD 57301
(Across from Dakota Wesleyan University campus)
Phone: 605-996-2122