We’re back on the road after a longer than anticipated stay in Rochester, MN. We’ll continue with our quest to experience new sights and see what we find along the way. Our route west had led us to that folk art wonder on the prairie, the Corn Palace.
Knowing almost nothing about it before we got there, we were truly amazed. The first Corn Palace was built in 1892 by farmers to display their agricultural bounty. Each year the exterior of the building is stripped and a new theme applied. The walls are decorated with various color corn cobs that are sawed in half lengthwise and nailed to the building following patterns created by local artists. Then 3,000 bushels of rye, oats and other grains are tied in bundles and applied to the turrets. It was great fun and the perfect overnight stop.