Corn Palace
The World’s Only Corn Palace attracts tourists from across the country and the world each year, particularly during the summer months. However, during the winter months the Corn Palace transforms into one of the best small college and high school basketball venues in the entire country. The Corn Palace, built in 1892, seats 3,200 with stadium seating on one side of the court and bleachers on the other side and both ends. Murals celebrating South Dakota’s heritage, made entirely of corn, adorn the inside of the arena.

In 2004, the Corn Palace was named one of the 10 best places to watch high school basketball by USA Today, and it is featured on’s Baller Network.

The Dakota Wesleyan men’s and women’s basketball teams are routinely among the GPAC leaders in attendance. The Tigers enjoy a distinct home-court advantage thanks to their unique and spectacular venue and the support they receive from the DWU campus and the city of Mitchell, which is a bona fide “basketball town.”
Dakota Wesleyan University was named to the 2013 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. This designation is the highest honor a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement.
Dakota Wesleyan University is proudly affiliated with the Dakotas Conference of the United Methodist Church. Members of any and all faiths are welcome and encouraged to experience an education based on learning, leadership, faith and service.
Dakota Wesleyan University has been honored as a College of Distinction through demonstration of excellence in these areas: engaged students, great teaching, vibrant communities and successful outcomes.
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