Nope, there are no corny jokes here. But you will find a lot of corn! Black corn, red corn, brown corn, white, yellow corn. Don't let all the corn fool you. None of the corn is edible. It is used to cover the face of a Corn Palace.
Where are we? Mitchell, South Dakota at the world's only Corn Palace, a uniquely American folk art icon built in 1892.
There are murals on the inside walls of the basketball court. These murals depict the life and times of South Dakota.
CORN BY NUMBER DECORATING:
Each year, the exterior of the building is stripped of the previous year's murals in preparation for the coming fall's introduction to new scenes.
Over the summer, three thousands bushels of rye, oat heads and sour dock are tied in bundles, attached as the frames of the murals.
A blueprint drawing is made of the planned mural. It is then transferred to a panel on the exterior of the building where ears of the proper color are attached to the blueprint. Each element of the picture has a color code.
All summer long, visitors can watch the murals being transformed before their eyes.
Here are some of the murals that were completed by the time we visited Mitchell.
As you travel through South Dakota, Mitchell and it's Corn Palace is a place that you will want to visit. After listening to the informational video, we had a new perspective of the palace and Mitchell.
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