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Jul 18, 2019 - 6th Stop - Mitchell, SD

Mitchell, SD, Exit 332 on I 90. Home of the famous Corn Palace. This is our third stop at the Rondees RV Park. $59.92 for 2 nights. 340 miles today, longest day so far. I 80 through IA and then I 29 north to I 90. Speed limit 80 mph. I set 66 on the cruise control because the Interstate was pretty smooth for a change. The truck traffic is horrendous. Obviously the economy is doing great. It is 94 degrees here at 8:04 pm Central time. Thanks for the two air conditioners. Best ones so far in 8 RVs. Hooked up the Satellite dome and got Direct...

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Jun 11, 2019 - Mitchell, South Dakota

Before leaving St Joseph, Missouri this morning, I decided to check on the road conditions along our intended route because of all the flooding on the Missouri River. I called the Missouri Dept. of Transportation and found out that I-29 was closed three miles north of my location. We had planned on taking I-29 all the way to I-90 West. So now we had to take US-71 north all the way to I-80 West and then pick up I-29 North from there. I know, it's confusing. This little detour added an extra two hours of driving to our original six hour day....

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Jun 3, 2019 - Corn Palace

We stopped Hill's Rv Park in Plankinton, SD for two nights. The only thing to see or do was to go see the Corn Palace 25 miles away in Mitchell. The Corn Palace, commonly advertised as the "World's Only Corn Palace" is a multi-purpose arena/facility. It displays the products of harvest of South Dakota farmers in murals on the outside of the building. Over 500,000 tourists visit the Palace each year. The first Corn Palace was built as a way to prove to the world that South Dakota had a healthy agricultural climate. It is quite remarkable...

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May 23, 2019 - Out of tornado-land

Thursday, May 23d. Getting out of Dodge. Over coffee that morning, we looked at the weather forecasts for the upcoming week in Little Rock, Memphis, St. Louis, and Kansas City. More of what we’d been in for the past five days was in the forecast for where we’d planned to go. Beside that, a couple of large barges had broken loose from their moorings down the Arkansas River. Their whereabouts were unknown for many hours. The concern was that they’d hit a dam on the Arkansas River about two hours southeast of Tulsa. Thus the I-40 bridge across...

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May 31, 2018 - Corn Palace

This is another travel day, on our way to Sioux Falls, SD. On the way we stopped at the Corn Palace in Mitchell, SD. What a amazing sight. The first palace was in the early 1892. South Dakata began to see a rise in tourism as automobile ownership began to rise liberated families from isolation, especially with the building of Mt Rushmore. The palace had many hardships with world war 2 with the loss of grains. At the end of the war, the Native American artist, Oscar Howe, was hired to design the murals in that adorn the building 1947. The...

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May 29, 2018 - Storm, Corn Palace, a long day driving.

Left Robinson early in the morning with intent to drive to Welcome Minnesota. We thought it would be a very boring drive, but the last couple hours were a bit intense. In northern Iowa, we drove into a huge dust storm, followed by a massive thunderstorm. Winds were in excess of 70 mph, which is not good when driving an RV. We got through it, but it isn't something we would like to encounter again. This is the first time I have ever seen it rain "mud". Left Welcome MN in the morning and stopped in Mitchell, South Dakota to see the Corn...

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Sep 26, 2017 - Mitchell, SD

On our way to Mitchell, SD we made a quick stop at the Minuteman Missile National Historic Site right outside of Wall, then made a stop in Chamberlain, SD to visit the Dignity Statue. After getting to Mitchell, we boondocked at Cabela's. Very nice parking lot specifically for RV's.

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Aug 28, 2017 - Iowa

August 28 - 29, 2017 We aren’t in the mountains anymore - 71⁰ to start the day! Quite a change from the 40s & 50s we were accustomed to most mornings. First stop of the day was the Mitchell Corn Palace. In the late 1800’s there were many Corn Palaces/Exhibition Halls in small towns throughout the area. Festivals were held to celebrate the harvest. Most were temporary buildings. The Mitchell building is the oldest continuous permanent Corn Palace. In fact it is the only Corn Palace in the world and dates to 1892. The entrance and concession...

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Aug 26, 2017 - Sheridan-Mitchell

Heading out we were again in farming territory. The land was becoming a bit flatter. Lush green fields were interspersed with the dry brown ones. We counted 21 Pronghorn Antelope feasting in a newly mowed hay field. Besides hay we now were seeing fields of sunflowers and sorghum. These gave way to corn and soybeans. Many of the corn fields held thin stalks only 2-4 ft. high with very small ears attached. About 5:30 we entered the Central Time Zone, getting closer to home. At the Lewis & Clark Visitors Center along the Missouri River near...

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Aug 4, 2017 - Headed to Mitchell

Today we traveled east to Mitchell, South Dakota. It is about a five hour drive but since we crossed the time line into the Central Time Zone, we arrived about 4:00pm. The Rondee's Campground is an okay place right off I-90 with level, gravel sites. It has some 50amp hook-ups and an indoor pool with a water slide. It is okay as a one nighter. After doing minimal set up, we went into town to see the world's only Corn Palace. The last time we were here, they were doing some remodeling on the Corn Palace and while we were able to see some of...

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Jul 23, 2017 - The Corn Palace and Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village

Up for an early start,ate Perkins Pancake House in Mitchell then we were going to the air show of experimental airplane; however, the magazine was wrong, it was last year and it only happens every two years, but it did not say that in the article. Onward to do the touristy thing at the Corn Palace, the only one in the world. The outside of the palace is covered with corn ears. Each ear is cut in half and secured to the side of the building with 4 or 5 nails. They start in early June and then finish about August. Each corn mural is drawn...

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Jul 5, 2017 - The Badlands

Wed., July 5th – After a stop at Wall Drug and a drive through the Badlands, we traveled across the many miles of South Dakota’s I 90 to our destination at R&R Campground in Mitchell. We had enough time to hit a couple of Verizon stores to check on Carla’s dead cell phone before having dinner at the Cattleman Steakhouse. We ended our day with a quick stop at the famous Corn Palace. This year’s theme was “Rock of Ages” with the huge multi-colored corn images of Willie Nelson and Elvis nailed to the walls of the palace.

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