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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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34 reviews 34 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Had the joy of taking the tour with Ranger Sam. He was very knowledgeable and entertaining. Made the over one hour tour go by quickly. I will definitely be returning for another tour!

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Grand Island, Nebraska
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57 reviews 57 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

So glad we stopped here. It is a must see. The staff was friendly and gave a great tour. It is a little chilly down there so maybe bring a jacket.

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Cordova, Maryland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

We had intended on booking the candle light tour per other reviews online, although when we arrived at the wind cave, the candle light tours were sold out for the day. We opted for the "fairgrounds" tour, and had a wonderful Ranger give a splendid tour with lots of history. Yes - There is some narrow passages and a few... More

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Sleepy Michigan
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5 reviews 5 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

We visited this national park during midday and did one of the cave tours. We had heard from other people to go early because sometimes the tours sell out. It was a great experience for the kids and we learned a lot about the geology of the area and the impressive box works and cave popcorn. This cave system contains... More

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Prescott, Wisconsin
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Our day at the Wind Cave in the Black Hills was absolutely fabulous. 21 floors down and the 3rd longest cave in the world, with boxwork and frostwork formations. Our tours guide was a very dedicated ranger and extremely humorous and knowledgeable. We also like that in the Wildlife Loop Road that leads to the Wind Cave is actually full... More

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Cape Coral, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Wat a great piece of history. Traveling through the caves makes you think you were a miner. Just a beautiful thing to see and would live to do it again

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

We arrived at the National Park somewhat late in the day but were able to get into the 4:00 interpretive tour. It was a fascinating 90 minutes with a very knowledgeable Park Service guide. You should be aware that those with severe claustrophobia should probably not start the tour. We had one participant who left the tour very early. It... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

Compared with Carlsbad, Wind cave is not as impressive or grand however it is a fascinating cave and well worth going on one of the tours. We also loved the above ground prairie with all it's wildlife and hikes.

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Pinckney, Michigan
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

The tour was mostly walking and not a lot of information. I got very claustrophobic and was a little horrified (but grateful) that an elevator had been installed into this natural wonder.

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De Soto, Missouri
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214 reviews 214 reviews
63 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We visited here with our 2 boys. The cave was very interesting, but not pretty or as impressive as other caves we have been to. The natural opening was really small, and the walk through the cave was interesting, but essentially a cramped tunnel without any really large rooms. The LED/CFL lighting made very little of the colors come out,... More

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