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Address: Pierre, SD

A causeway connects downtown Pierre with this scenic island where only...

A causeway connects downtown Pierre with this scenic island where only foot-traffic is allowed.

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Perfect for long walks

We love it, perfect for long walks. A lot of history there, pretty fascinating actually. You can chose your length of walk, paths are generally always clear and wide. Well... read more

Reviewed 26 October 2015
Matt O
Pierre, South Dakota
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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159 reviews
103 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016

It was a pretty fun area to hike. All flat and surrounded by the Missouri River. Very pretty with a couple historic markers on it.

Thank Cmkastanek
Pierre, South Dakota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2015 via mobile

We love it, perfect for long walks. A lot of history there, pretty fascinating actually. You can chose your length of walk, paths are generally always clear and wide. Well maintained by staff

Thank Matt O
Crestview, Florida
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57 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2015 via mobile

I was glad to see that the island, once called "I'll humored island" by Lewis and Clark has been maintained as a natural preserve. There are hiking trails into the woods. We enjoyed the trail by the river, which is excellent for running, walking, or biking.

Thank mclpcb
South Dakota
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129 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2015

Taking a walk on La Framboise Island was the best part of our visit to Pierre. Even during a late morning stroll, there were so many birds flying about and chattering that I think it would have been a phenomenal birding outing in the early morning hours. If it hadn't been so hot during our visit, we would have gone... More 

2 Thank MeanderingMax
South Jordan, Utah
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19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 May 2015

There is an amazing variety on La Framboise Island. You can run from forest to a patch of prairie to beaches along the river. It's a great place for a stroll, or, in my case, a great place for some trail running. If you're up to it, take a swim suit and cool off in the river before you run... More 

3 Thank Brett M
Pierre, South Dakota
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88 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2015

Where trees are scarce on the prairie La Framboise Island is a great escape to the woods. Located right in Pierre, it's super convenient. Lots of trails that you can spend hours on. Watch out for ticks in the spring though!

1 Thank Thankyouhaveaniceday
Manassas, Virginia
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176 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2014

I was looking forward to a walk after a long car ride. The Island is definitely a worthy hike but there were too many bugs the afternoon we were in Pierre. We liked the view of the water and the park by the Island.

1 Thank Ekehl
Marshall, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2014

I enjoyed walking the trail along the outside of the island. Will have to hike some more of them when I am back another time.

Thank jeffswmn
Pierre, South Dakota
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102 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2013

Nice trails for hiking or biking. You can can do as little or as much as you want. I've been on every trail, every shore. Its an unexpected treat next to the capitol city. Its still in recovery from the flood of 2011, and you can see the water lines on many of the trees, but its one of my... More 

2 Thank spearchuck
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26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2013

There is a "river rat taxi" that will take you over to the island for a donation otherwise just hike up your shirt and shorts and wade over. There are plenty of boats docked on the weekends and holidays but always room for more. There isn't a sandy beach but more of a clay/mud beach. Good place for younger adults... More 

1 Thank KarlaH1965

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