There might be one big attraction that brings people to Mitchell, South Dakota (the world’s only Corn Palace) — but there are a million reasons to stay. Mitchell is a unique and surprising place. We go outside the expectations of those who live in, work in, learn in and visit our community. We strive to out think, outproduce and outperform to make Mitchell an outstanding community for all. Mitchell offers the best of small-town living with bigger possibilities. We offer the Mitchell difference, in our schools, our vibrant family-centered amenities, the jobs we offer, the quality of life and affordable living. Mitchell welcomes residents and visitors to enjoy some of the best extracurricular activities in the region. Whether you are a fishing or hunting enthusiast or love watching a performance at the community theater, Mitchell has entertainment year-round.
Stories About Mitchell
We have several groups and organizations in Mitchell that work to improve our community for our residents.
The Mitchell Snack Pack program is a program that strives to put into the hands of children easy to prepare snacks for the weekend when parents are working or there is not food in their homes. The Mitchell Optimist club does a number of programs in our community, including the dental mobile, which provides dental care for families that would normally not be able to afford it.
Once a year, business owners and community members join hands with the Mitchell United Way for the United Way Day of Caring. Day of Caring is a volunteer-oriented event which encourages volunteerism in our community by helping people and non-profits in need.
Once a year during the Corn Palace Stampede Rodeo, the Mitchell Convention and Visitors Bureau works with the Rodeo Committee and Mitchell Public Safety to do a “Rodeo Pullover.” During this time the local sheriff pulls over a passing vehicle and invites the occupants to enjoy a free night at the Corn Palace Stampede Rodeo, as well as free lodging at one of Mitchell’s Hotels and a gift certificate for the evening’s meal.
One Mitchell resident took it upon herself to help provide hats and gloves for Mitchell families in need. A clothes line was hung in Mitchell’s Uptown Park from late November to early February. Community members are encouraged to bring gently used and new hats, gloves, and scarves. Items were clothes pinned on the line and left 24/7 for anyone in need of winter gear.
Each year Imagine Guild organizes a weekend packed with family fun in downtown Mitchell consisting of a car show, barbecue cookoff, bean-bag tournament, music, and much more, all benefiting the Cycstic Fibrosis Foundation.
Abbott House is the only all girl-facility in the State of South Dakota that strives to provide premier services for girls who have suffered abuse and neglect.
Helping With Horsepower now offers three main programs. The Helping With Horsepower Bike Rebuild Program has become nationally recognized, and has helped hundreds of youth across the U.S., utilizing a motorcycle as a tool to teach life lessons. The Helping With Horsepower SpiritHorse Program has begun, with the first season of therapeutic riding becoming possible in the summer of 2015 through an awesome partnership with Reclamation-Ranch. And the Helping With Horsepower Entrepreneur Experience has launched, with plans to unveil a new small business soon: a frozen treats truck called “Miracle Werks.”
These are only a few of the many examples of random acts of kindness our community members and businesses have made to make Mitchell a wonderful place to live, work, and visit.