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.
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.
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.
Since 1928, this man-made reservoir has provided area residents and visitors with a variety of outdoor recreational opportunities.
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.
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.
Looking for a unique travel destination? Mitchell offers outdoor attractions teeming with local history and culture. Start planning your trip today.
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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.