May 30, 2009

Rapp & Rapp's Corn Palace

Your blog hosts were road trippin' this week, all the way out to South Dakota. Along the way, we stopped at the Corn Palace in Mitchell, South Dakota. Fans of the Uptown Theatre (as well as the Chicago Theatre downtown) might be interested to know that this strange little building was also designed by architects Rapp & Rapp. The exterior of the building sports murals made entirely of grain and corn; they're redesigned and replaced each year. According to the official Web site, there are 13 different colors of corn used in the murals.

Here's an early view of the building:

What's your favorite roadside attraction?

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