Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is inside the Corn Palace?

Inside the Corn Palace are pictures from almost all of the prior years the Corn Palace has been decorated.  A new Corn Palace Video explains the story of the Corn Palace.  So come and Experience It!

2. How often do they change the pictures on the outside of the building?

Each year we redecorate the Corn Palace selecting a new theme and new designs.

3. How much corn is used?

Over 275,000 ears of corn are used in redecoating the Corn Palace

4. How do they color the corn?

All the colors of corn are naturally grown with special seed raised just for the Corn Palace.  Each color must be planted in separate fields to maintain its pure color.

5. How do they pick the theme each year?

The Corn Palace Festival Committee selects the theme each year.  If you have an idea, share it with us by e-mailing  
January - March
  • Monday - Saturday 8 am to 5pm
April - Memorial Day
  • Daily: 8 am to 5 pm
Memorial Day - Labor Day
  • Daily: 8 am to 9 pm
  • Hours subject to change during
    Corn Palace Festival Week August 22-26, 2012
Labor Day - November
  • Daily: 8 am to 5 pm
  • Monday - Saturday 8 am to 5pm
Easter * Thankgsgiving * Christmas * New Years
The Corn Palace is open year-a-round and FREE to visit.