Introduction to Mitchell, South Dakota
Mitchell was platted as a town in August of 1879. It was incorporated in 1881. The city was named in honor of Alexander Mitchell, the President of the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railroad. Mitchell was recognized as a city in 1889. It is the county seat of Davison County, which was organized in 1874.
Mitchell and nearby Attractions
- Middle Border Museum & Oscar Howe Art Center
- Enchanted World Doll Museum
- Lake Mitchell
- Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village & Archeodome
- Corn Palace
- Pease Creek Recreation Area
Things To Do In Mitchell
Mitchell is home to the Corn Palace, which is decorated with various colors of dried grains and corn creating murals. The Dakota Discovery Museum, the Enchanted World Doll Museum and the Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village provide insight into the history of the area. One can shop at the Super City Mall. The Westside Park, Ketnel Park, Eastside Park, Hitchcock Park and the Northside Park are some of the local parks. In addition, the city hosts the Corn Palace Festival, Dakotafest and the Corn Palace Polka Festival every year.
Sioux Falls Regional Airport provides facilities for air transportation.
Mitchell Higher Education
Dakota Wesleyan University and Mitchell Technical Institute are the local institutions of higher education. South Dakota State University also provides facilities for higher education.