Mitchell (South Dakota)

Mitchell is a city in Southeast South Dakota on Interstate 90 about 75 miles (121 km) west of Sioux Falls. Mitchell is located in the heart of South Dakota, with rich rolling farmland leading into wide open prairies.


Named South Dakota’s 2011 Community of the Year, the town has a population of just about 15,000 residents, unique Main Street shopping, and a wide selection of services, entertainment, hunting, fishing, golf and camping opportunities.

Home to the World’s Only Corn Palace, a structure known for attracting the unusual, the notable, and the road-weary. Topped with a whimsical mix of onion domes and minarets, the Corn Palace appears as if drawn straight from a storybook.

Get in

By car

The main route to Mitchell by car or motorcoach is Interstate 90. Coming from the east, we are 78 miles from the SD/MN border or 67 miles west of South Dakota's largest city, Sioux Falls, on I-90. From the west, we are located 270 miles from Rapid City and the Black Hills on Interstate 90. You can also get to Mitchell using north-south Highway 37 or Highway 38 from Sioux Falls in the east. For traveler information or road conditions on South Dakota's Highways you can visit the South Dakota Department of Transportation's website. Once in South Dakota you can dial 511 on your cell phone for road conditions including restrictions, conditions and weather reports.

By plane

The Mitchell Municipal Airport (5971 Hangar Road, +1 605 996 1228) is open to the public. The closest commercial airport is Joe Foss Field in Sioux Falls, serviced by United, Delta, and Allegiant Airlines. There are several rental car businesses available in Sioux Falls. Jefferson Bus Lines runs daily service between Sioux Falls and Mitchell, and between Rapid City and Mitchell.

Get around

Public transport


Visitor information center

The information center is off Interstate 90, exit 332. The information center is open daily May 1 - September 30. Hours of operation: 8AM-6PM. Get free brochures, maps, directions, and advice.


Mitchell Corn Palace



Mitchell offers steakhouses, coffeehouses, bars, grills, doughnuts, ice cream, Chinese, Mexican, pizza, and fast food.


Mitchells Bar Scene is rather unique with a small town atmosphere. Many bars line main street for about six blocks.


Go next

Routes through Mitchell

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