If you’re looking in the Sioux Falls area, don’t miss Garretson homes. The town may be small but it’s full of fascinating history and a beautiful natural landscape. Garretson is about 23 miles northeast of Sioux Falls, making the community a good choice for commuters. The Garretson Industrial Development Corporation is also working to attract businesses for developing the Garretson Industrial Park.
Historic Garretson real estate is well worth exploring. The Garretson Heritage Museum has a huge collection of images and memorabilia from Garretson and nearby towns Sherman and Booge. See military uniforms, baseball equipment, and a bedroom and kitchen set up like they would have been in times gone by. There’s a display of farming implements, as well as items from the drug store and and bank that were the original tenants of the museum building.
Garretson has a really fascinating claim to fame. The outlaw and bandit Jesse James hid in nearby Devil’s Gulch to avoid a posse of lawmen looking for him after he robbed First National Bank in Northfield Minnesota. Devil’s Gulch is a great place to visit today, to learn more about Jesse James, as well as the history of pioneers to the area. The forest and quartzite rock formations are also very beautiful. Everyone from Garretson homes comes out to remember the outlaw at the Jesse James Days festival in June. The three-day event includes food, live music, a golf tourney, 5K run/walk, parade, vendor fair, and much, much more.
The Garretson School District provides excellent K through 12th grade education to the children in the community. The student-teacher ratio is 15 to 1, so kids get the attention they need to succeed. The graduation rate at Garretson High School is 100%. Kids get off to a good start in their education at Lil Dreamers Learning Center or Dragonland Day Care.
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