Stop by the Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village to discover the region's history.

Mitchell – Where History and the Outdoors Delight

With so much outdoors and history to explore, Mitchell invites you to discover more than the iconic roadside attraction in the World's Only Corn Palace. Visit the Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village to learn about the area’s history, including its first inhabitants. This archaeological site provides insight into the people who lived here over 1,000 years ago. The Carnegie Resource Center features the Mitchell Area Historical Society, the Mitchell Area Genealogical Society, original artworks from Oscar Howe, and a fun city walking tour. For outdoor fun from archery to pheasant hunting, Mitchell offers a bevy of hunting and fishing guides and services. Explore these attractions and more for the ultimate Mitchell experience.

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Fun on the Cob

History, nature and maize come to life here. Experience a day well spent in Mitchell.

Visit the World's Only Corn Palace and see designs and art crafted solely from corn.

The World's Only Corn Palace

Redecorated with corn, grain and grass each year to display a new theme, The World's Only Corn Palace is an American treasure. Take a free guided tour to learn about the Corn Palace's history and decorating process. 

Visit The World's Only Corn Palace

Dakota Discovery Museum

Dakota Discovery Museum

The Dakota Discovery Museum is a must-stop for art and history lovers alike. The museum features exhibits of artwork and artifacts detailing the region's past and the people who shaped its culture.

Visit the Dakota Discovery Museum

Prehistoric Indian Village in Mitchell

Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village

Located on the shores of Lake Mitchell, the Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village is a 1,000 year-old Native American village and the only archaeological site in South Dakota that is open to the public. Guests can watch as archaeologists uncover artifacts in the comfort of the Thomsen Center Archeodome and tour the Boehnen Memorial Museum to see the reconstructed lodge and many of the 1.5 million artifacts. Children can dig for free arrowheads and everyone can learn the art of spear-throwing.

Dig into the Prehistoric Indian Village

Boaters on Lake Mitchell

Lake Mitchell

Since 1928, this man-made reservoir has provided area residents and visitors with a variety of outdoor recreational opportunities. 

Make a splash at Lake Mitchell


Bike/Multi-Use Trails

Mitchell is home to 8.5 miles of paved bike trails, 8.2 miles of unpaved bike trails within the city, and 13 miles of hiking and biking trails around Lake Mitchell. Whether on bike or on foot, you're going to love the view.

Hit the Trails

McGovern Legacy Museum

McGovern Legacy Museum

The McGovern Legacy Museum provides visitors a unique and free journey through the lives of George and Eleanor McGovern, from their young lives through World War II, George's political career — including his 1972 presidential campaign — and their work to make the world a better place. 

Take In The Mcgovern Museum


Mitchell has miles of bike trails for you to explore.
Plan Your Visit to Mitchell

Looking for a unique travel destination? Mitchell offers outdoor attractions teeming with local history and culture. Start planning your trip today.

601 N. Main St.
Mitchell, SD57301
United States

PLACES to Stay

Meet your lodging needs with Mitchell’s diverse accommodations options – cabins, a bed & breakfast and more.


WhAT to see and do nearby

The area’s rich culture reflects the region's natural setting. Get outside, explore and learn about Mitchell’s unique past as well as its exhibits, galleries and museums. 


Where to Eat and Drink 

From local favorites to popular chains, there’s no shortage of delicious fare in Mitchell.

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