Drought’s impact on the Corn Palace in Mitchell

MITCHELL, S.D.(KMIT)- This year’s drought will have an impact on Mitchell’s most famous tourist attraction.  The Corn Palace’s outside murals will not be changed this year due to lack of usable corn, that according to Corn Palace Director Doug Greenway.

He says they will use this year’s corn to make repairs and finish a mural from the current theme, which is Under The Big Top.

Greenway says they had an idea earlier this summer that there may be issues with the corn that would be needed for the murals.

The Famous South Dakotans theme will now be used in 2024.  It will include murals of Billy Mills, Mike Miller, Wild Bill Hickok, Bob Barker, Laura Ingalls Wilder and several others.