Mitchell street construction impacting Corn Palace visitors
MITCHELL, S.D. (AP) — Street construction in Mitchell is impacting visitation at the city’s main tourist attraction.
The Daily Republic reports that Corn Palace Director Scott Schmidt says visitor numbers were at 113,760 from May 1 to July 9, down about 13,000 from the same period last year.
Board member Jeff Smith cites an ongoing road project that’s expected to be mostly complete next week.
The Corn Palace bills itself as the world’s only palace dedicated to the commodity. It features murals made of hundreds of thousands of ears of corn and draws about 200,000 tourists each year.
Information from: The Daily Republic, http://www.mitchellrepublic.com