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Mitchell, South Dakota Travel Guide

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Mitchell is a small town with a healthy choice of retail variety, family restaurants, and plenty of places to call it a night.

One of the most interesting sights is the Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village, a cultural salute to the Native American society that played a pivotal role in the history of South Dakota. The village represents over 1000 years of Native American history of its community, culture, and people.

The world's only Corn Palace is found here. Since 1892, the townsfolk exhibited samples of their harvest outside the building to demonstrate the fertility of the soil. Over the years, two buildings have come and gone, but the tradition remains the same. And each year, old displays are replaced by new ones. And the cycle continues.

Other points of interest include: Cabela's World Foremost Outfitter with its museum-quality exhibits of the environment and its wildlife, Dakota Discovery Museum, the Enchanted World Doll Museum, and the Oscar Howe Art Center.

The city operates one 18-hole golf course with pro shop and driving range; a recreation center housing an indoor pool and gym as well as racquetball courts; an indoor ice arena; and a sports complex for softball and soccer.

At Lake Mitchell, there are excellent facilities for camping, as well as paddleboating, canoeing, swimming, and fishing. And from late fall to early spring, the Rogers Gym becomes a weekend roller skating rink.

There are 19 municipal parks in Mitchell. Each offers a splattering of fun. Among the facilities are soccer fields, baseball diamonds, and swimming pools.

Spectator sports are fired up with Dakota Wesleyan University nearby. Their home court for basketball is the Corn Palace. And there's usually plenty to cheer about when the Tigers football games take to Joe Quintal Field!

There are also numerous outfitters in the area for guided outdoor activities.

Mitchell is a small Midwestern town located in the southeastern quadrant of South Dakota.


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