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“Fun little historical footnote” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Devil's Gulch

Devil's Gulch
5th Street & North Central Avenue, Garretson, SD
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Ranked #2 of 3 Attractions in Garretson
Type: Waterfalls, Ranch & Farm
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MN
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 attraction reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Fun little historical footnote”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

Dunno why they show a picture of the Corn Palace. This is one of those little out of the way historical spots where it seems a little corny to stop. Once you get there, it's really pretty cool. A horse really jumped over that? Wow. Worth the extra few minutes if you're checking out Palisades, Split Rock, Pipestone, or Blue Mounds anyway.

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English first
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19 attraction reviews
Reviews in 49 cities Reviews in 49 cities
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
“Pretty little gulch with interesting history”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2012 via mobile

Pretty little gulch on Split Rock River. Jesse James jumped the gulch escaping the posse from a Minnesota bank robbery. Some short trails which are a bit steep and rocky. Information sheet with info on the story available in little gift store Good to do with Jesse James pontoon boat tour

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SD
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Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
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“Poorly mapped/marked trails”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2012

The attraction was free and there are some nice places to hike, which have nice views of the water and the quartzite formations. The attendant at the visitor center was friendly. The disadvantage is the tiny, difficult to read map provided and how poorly marked the trails are. The are little off-shoots along the trails everywhere, and it's hard to figure out where the actual trail is. (We actually ended up at a nearby campground & park by accident!) You will also want to watch your small children very carefully, as there are dropoffs very near to the trail.

Visited June 2012
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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“A Pleasant Surprise”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2012

We stopped here when we needed to stretch our legs. It was worth the stop. The story of Jesse James jump was fascinating (although it turned my stomach to see the man referred to as a hero). And the trail was nice and made for a good hike.

Visited June 2012
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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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“Be careful!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2012

This area has many sudden drop-offs, with no signage. I had taken my family, including a 6 and 8 year old, and only discovered this by nearly walking off the edge myself. Just be careful, and stay on the paths.

Visited June 2011
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