Quarry Hill Nature Center

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The wooden “dead man’s bridge” is, according to local legend, where a man hanged himself in the 1960s. Other eerie things on the premises are a small cemetery and several caves that are rumored to be haunted.

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701 Silver Creek Road
Rochester, MN 55906
United States

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44.029667, -92.42840799999999
Olmsted County, Minnesota
Nearest Towns:
Rochester, MN (2.1 mi.)
Eyota, MN (10.3 mi.)
Byron, MN (10.8 mi.)
Oronoco, MN (10.8 mi.)
Elgin, MN (11.2 mi.)
Stewartville, MN (12.4 mi.)
Hammond, MN (13.6 mi.)
Dover, MN (14.9 mi.)
Plainview, MN (15.8 mi.)
Kasson, MN (16.0 mi.)

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  1. There is a giant cliff that the daring will free slide/climb down versus the trails. I did many times when I was there. And every single time I hit the large rock platform near the middle(directly over the caves) rocks to my far left would slide and I’d feel a tap on my left shoulder and all the greenery near that side would rustle. It was surreal and only happened three times of the repeated many I have been there in years. But I knew someone was there with me. Watching me down the slide. I later learned from my grandma, who had been a teenager in the 60’s that not a mile away, where RCTC main campus now lays, was all wooded and her and her friends would go out into that area and there were caves there as well. They found one with larger and smaller bones, as the tale would have it be verily likely men of Jessie James crew died there after an infamous hiest.

  2. My friends have been there at night when no one else is there, and rocks will literally fall from the sky believe it o rn not. I’ve been pelted with rocks and we’ve walked around with fully automatic airsoft rifles and shot into the woods there’s no inevitable there. To make matters worst we’ve had ghosts run right in front of us. If that’s not warning enough to get out then I don’t know what is.

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