|Yep, all that decoration is CORN. |
The world's largest bird feeder.
|Corn Palace - 1921|
It was called the Corn Belt Exposition back then.
It costs $130,000 annually to decorate the Corn Palace. It is completely redecorated in corn (ears, shucks, cobs) each year with a new theme. All the corn used comes from a 30 mile radius of Mitchell.
|Looks like the Corn Palace is going to host a rodeo or horse show the day we were there. |
The smell of dry corn is everywhere. We were covered in corn dust.
|Well, not really the "only" corn palace. |
Maybe the "only one left"...
This thing needs protecting?