Local Attractions

Visit Mitchell, SD

Mitchell – 15 minutes from Granite Springs Lodge

Shopping

Cabela’s Mitchell, South Dakota Retail Store is located just off I-90. In addition to offering quality outdoor merchandise, the 80,000 sq. ft. showroom has educational and entertainment attractions, featuring a d├ęcor of museum-quality animal displays, huge aquariums and trophy animals interacting in realistic re-creations of their natural habitats.

Museums

The World’s Only Corn Palace is Mitchell’s Premier tourist attraction. Some 500,000 tourists come from around the nation each year to see the uniquely designed corn murals. The city’s first Corn Palace was buildt in 1897 as a way to prove to the world that South Dakota had a healthy agricultural climate. The Corn Palace is used for several community activities including High School basketball in the winter and several community organization hold annual events in the building.

Approximately 1000 years ago, a fortified village of semi-nomadic farmers/hunters flourished along the banks of a stream valley that is now Lake Mitchell. The site they chose is carefully preserved by the Mitchell PreHistoric Indian Village and Thomsen Center Archeodome. Who were these people? Where did they go? And what is their legacy to modern man? Answers to these and other questions lie buried just beneath the surface. Today you can visit this rich archeological site, designated a National Historic Landmark and get a dramatic glimpse into their ancient way of life.

Dakota Discovery Museum located at 1300 E University in Mitchell, offers year-round discovery of the bold and moving paintings by South Dakota’s Artist Laureate Oscar Howe. You can also walk through the recreated art studio of famous western illustrator Charles Hargens. Discover the adventures of the Lewis & Clark expedition, as they traveled across the Dakotas. Tour the Victorian home of the founders of the Corn Palace – Louis & Mary Beckwith. Slip back through time and discover pioneer education in an 1885 one room school house. Take a ‘time capsule’ trip through life on the prairie from the time of the earlier Native peoples, through to the Great Depression & drought of the 1930’s. Pre-arranged guided tours are available for groups at no extra charge. “It is impossible to know where we are going, until we discover where we’ve been”. Discover Art, History & Culture at the Dakota Discovery Museum.

Golf Courses

Wild Oak Golf Course is a beautiful golf facility located on the East side of in Mitchell, South Dakota. 605-996-2084 www.wildoakgolfcourse.com

Lakeview Golf Course located in Mitchell, South Dakota is a great 18-hole municipal facility. It is a challenge for all levels of golf and fun to play. Many people from across the State of South Dakota and the Nation have praised the high quality playing conditions, very reasonable prices and pro-shop. Whether you are golfing with Family or Friends, you will find Lakeview pleasant and accommodating. Please come out and enjoy a great golfing experience. 605-996-8460

Visit Sioux Falls, SD

Sioux Falls which is 45 minutes to the east is a town of about 140,000 and has everything you’d expect.

Casinos

The Royal River Casino.
Also, there is the Dakota Sioux Casino & Hotel near Watertown, South Dakota, and Dakota Connection Casino in Sisseton, South Dakota. The Dakota Nation Gaming Enterprise is owned and operated by the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate.
www.dakotanationgaming.com