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Menomonie, Wisconsin: Devil's Punchbowl

Natural wooded hollow is reportedly the haunt of ghosts, fairies, little men and trolls. Official Devils Punchbowl plaque fails to explain how it got its name.

Devils Punchbowl County Park

410th St./Paradise Valley Rd, Menomonie, WI
Devils Punchbowl County Park. West of Menomonie, WI on Highway 29. Cross the Red Cedar River and turn left on County Highway P. Go about 1/8th mile on P, turn left onto Paradise Valley Road. Drive between 2 and 3 miles down that road, there is a parking lot on the left. Punchbowl is a short walk down the trail.
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Devil's Punchbowl sign.

Devil's Punchbowl

Don't forget the Skittles!

[Candace, 05/28/2012]

Devil's Punchbowl

Devil's Punchbowl

Ghosts, fairies, little men and trolls have been reported to haunt this beautiful natural site in northern Wisconsin. People who joke about the trolls while in the Punchbowl have returned to their vehicles to have them not start for unknown reasons. Bring a shiny stone or some skittles to appease the trolls.

Water runs year round out of the cliff face -- reportedly it retains it exceptionally cold temperature for days after it is collected.

[Margaret Guyette, 11/13/2011]

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UFO Capital of WisconsinUFO Capital of Wisconsin, Elmwood, WI - 11 mi.
Dead Mailmen Haunted CastleDead Mailmen Haunted Castle, Elk Mound, WI - 13 mi.
Crystal CaveCrystal Cave, Spring Valley, WI - 15 mi.
In the region:
Lion Drinking Fountain, Woodville, WI - 18 mi.

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