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Mitchell is a city in Southeast South Dakota on Interstate 90 about 75 miles (121 km) west of Sioux Falls. Mitchell is located in the heart of South Dakota, with rich rolling farmland leading into wide open prairies. Our population is at just about 15,000 residents, and we have plenty to offer. Aside from our excellent attractions, Mitchell boasts unique Main Street shopping and a wide selection of services, entertainment, hunting, fishing, golf and camping opportunities. We are also proud of our affordability, friendly service, and Midwestern hospitality, which is sure to make you feel right at home when you check into your inviting hotel room or dine in one of our unique restaurants.

Home to the World’s Only Corn Palace, Mitchell invites you and your group to stand amongst history in a structure known for attracting the unusual, the notable, and the road-weary. Topped with a whimsical mix of onion domes and minarets, the Corn Palace appears as if drawn straight from a storybook.

Named South Dakota’s 2011 Community of the Year, you will find beautiful culture attractions, affordability in premier accommodations and adventure in outdoor activities. It’s an unparalleled way of life found in the heart of the Midwest… an unbridled spirit of corny fun and an opportunity for lasting memories.

While in Mitchell, experience the World’s Only Corn Palace, Prehistoric Indian Village, Dakota Discovery Museum, McGovern Legacy Museum, and the Carnegie Resource Center. Make new memories in Mitchell… the ones we remember from road trips past, now lay ahead for the whole family.

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  1. Mitchell is home to the Corn Palace, a building that looks like a large palace with domes and minarets on top.
  2. Mitchell was named after Milwaukee banker Alexander Mitchell, President of the Chicago, Milwaukee, and St. Paul Railroad
  3. Mitchell is also the home of the Dakota Discovery Museum, which holds one of the most complete and pristine collections of American Indian quill and bead-works.
  4. George McGovern, a 1972 Democratic nominee for President, grew up in Mitchell, and lived there until his death in 2012.

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