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Wind Cave

Wind Cave National Park, SD
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Caverns/ Caves
Description: One of the world's most extensive cave complexes.
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Duluth, Minnesota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

This was a great time! The tour guide was so much fun and very knowledgeable. We could tell she enjoyed giving the tours. The group we toured with was full of enthusiasm, which added to the the experience. It's really incredible that such a cave can exist right beneath the roads and fields of the Black Hills. (And if you... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

We were glad we visited it...definitely a cool natural formation....but it wasn't a highlight of our trip to the Black Hills area. If you have extra time, or if it's a rainy day or day of bad weather, it's definitely a nice thing to see...but don't feel like you can't miss it.

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Wausau, Wisconsin
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

Had a wonderful guide..... Would have liked a smaller group than the 40 that are allowed at a time....caves were beautiful!!!

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Grove City
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

This tour costs $12, but if you have a senior pass, the cost is $6. The tour has over 100 steps, but they are all going down. The passage ways are narrow and sometimes low, but nothing really claustrophobic. It is amazing to view some of the offshoot corridors that look as if they go on forever. The guides are... More

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Sacramento, California
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42 reviews 42 reviews
15 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

I really enjoyed Wind cave. I loved our tour guide too. Bring good shoes, light jacket, and small flashlight. No food or waterbottles allowed. Good slow walk for most seniors. But Don't bring Grandpa if he needs a walker or cane to hold his balance because 1) you're not allowed to touch the walls and 2) there are many stairs... More

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Barrington, Illinois
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332 reviews 332 reviews
93 attraction reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Wind Cave has excellent box work but is not as interesting as Jewel Cave. Go to Wind for the history but if you have to make a choice go to Jewel first.

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CDA ID
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131 reviews 131 reviews
24 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

This is not the best Cave I've been in, not a ton of formations, but if your like me, trying to see as many caves in my life as I can, it ok... If you can only do one in this area, then I would drive down the road to Jewell cave, it's much better. Our guide was good and... More

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Warwick, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

One of the world's great cave systems is worth seeing in its own right, but this particular tour was enhanced by the calm enthusiasm of the park ranger guide who has able to add his own exploring anecdotes, the story of the only major search-and-rescue and the remarkable person who discovered the caves. Shame my National Park Annual Pass gave... More

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Caspar, California
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72 reviews 72 reviews
13 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

An unusual cave -- no stalagmites or stalactites, but 95% of the world's boxwork, which is a colorful wonder. The usual, but never to be taken for granted grace of the National Park Rangers' interpretation: wise, informed, interesting, and amusing. Group management was excellent. I was sorry the tour only took an hour and a half.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Over Labor Day Weekend we were concerned Wind Cave would be busy so we went right away Saturday morning to obtain tickets. Surprisingly there wasn't that bad of a crowd at all. Tickets are sold on a first come, first serve basis for each tour and were only around $12 each. We chose the Fairgrounds Tour, which was is the... More

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