When you are driving on the interestate into Mitchell you will pass approximately 1,000 signs advertising The Corn Palace. Ok, ok, maybe that's a bit of an exaggeration, but there are quite a few of them. We decided we had to stop if there is so much hype about it. I didn't have time to go in, but there is what I snapped from the outside.
"The Corn Palace serves as a multi-use center for the community and region. The facility hosts stage shows, as well as sports events in its arena. The World's Only Corn Palace is an outstanding structure which stands as a tribute to the agricultural heritage of South Dakota.
The original Corn Palace, called "The Corn Belt Exposition" was established in 1892. Early settlers displayed the fruits of their harvest on the building exterior in order to prove the fertility of South Dakota soil. The third and present building was completed for it first festival at the present location in 1921.
The exterior decorations are completely stripped down and new murals are created each year. The theme is selected by the Corn Palace Festival Committee and murals are designed by a local artist."
|I can't believe this is made with Corn!!!|
Most of the signs on your way into Mitchell advertising The Corn Palace have sayings such as "You're Almost Ear", "We're Glad You're Ear" and the like