A Good Pit Stop On I-90
I recently took a cross country drive from Billings to Spartanburg, South Carolina. I don't mind hours in the car, but not all states are created equally when it comes to scenery. I typically dread the long stretch of I-90 from Billings to Sioux City, Iowa. Not a lot going on in South Dakota.
On this trip though, I decided to stop in Mitchell. My mom was the one who told me that it's worth exiting off the interstate to check out the Corn Palace. I'm not sure what I was picturing, but just the thought of getting off the road and stretching the legs was worth it to me even if the Corn Palace was just a roadside stand selling cans of creamed corn. Turns out, that wasn't the case. This is actually an impressive structure in a very friendly, picturesque town.
If you ever make that journey, you probably already have the famous Wall Drug marked as a stop, but I definitely recommend adding Mitchell, South Dakota to the list. Lots of great restaurants and you'll likely not encounter any more Corn Palaces in your lifetime.