03 September 2010

Mitchell Corn Palace

Mitchell, South Dakota was our first stop of the day, to visit “The Corn Palace”. We arrived shortly after 10am and started our visit with a 15 minute video on the history of the Palace. All the murals on the outside of the building are changed every year while the ones inside never change but the corn is replaced every 10-12 years as the colors fade. They use about 12 varieties of colored corn for the murals and the cobs are sawed in half and nailed to the boards that the murals are on.

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