I passed exits today for a dinosaur bone museum, water parks, Mt. Rushmore, a cowboy town, a Corn Palace, and a "Rare Rhino's of Africa" exhibit. Rhino's in Africa might be rare, but their still less rare than "Rare Rhino's of Africa in South Dakota." I didn't see that coming. I don't know how many African Rhino's are at the exhibit, but if it's more than 5 then that's more than there are African Americans in South Dakota. Maybe somewhere in Africa there is a "Rare African Americans of South Dakota" exhibit. Or maybe just a "People of South Dakota" exhibit that has a couple of double wides set up and some dude's in camouflage pants, orange hunter hats, and Dale Earnhardt tank tops wandering around chewing Skoal in their re-created natural habitat. That's probably not an entirely fair stereotype of South Dakotans, but I've been here enough times to tell you it's not entirely unfair either. There's probably not a Corn Palace in Africa. I think America's the only place that would consider making a palace out of food.
Actually I guess it's not entirely made of corn. I googled it and found this Yelp review;
I drove all the way from Chicago, with my wife and dog to see the marvel of modern architecture that is the "Corn Palace" and was disappointed to find a regular building with corn glued onto it.. hell, even my dog was disappointed. You angered my dog! How does that make you feel?? You so called palace of corn.
Way to take the "so called palace" down a notch, Andy from Boston, they had it coming. And just in case you think Andy from Boston hates everything he also put this;
However, the dairy queen next door.. best dilly bar in South Dakota, hands down.
No mention of how his dog enjoyed the Dairy Queen. Also not to be a dick, but isn't a Dilly Bar really just regular ice cream with chocolate glued to it? Let's try and be consistent Andy.
A little farther down the Yelp reviews I learned this from Henry from San Francisco;
Every year, thousands of ears of corn sacrifice their lives to decorate the exterior of a boxy multipurpose community center. A photo is taken, framed, and hung inside next to the previous hundred-plus years' worth of Corn Palace pics (including the one with the unfortunate swastikas).
Wait, they have pictures hanging up of a swastika Corn Palace? So at one point in time, there was a swastika Corn Palace? Holy shit. I guess that explains why there are no Jewish Rhino's in South Dakota.
I wonder if the Dairy Queen sells KKK Klondike bars.
I know Dairy Queen doesn't sell Klondike bars, but I think your allowed to bend the truth when attempting an alliteration joke about racism. I've always said that.
There is a corn maze in