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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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New Jersey
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11 reviews 11 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

My husband and I love doing the National Parks, this was our first trip to South Dakota - so we had to go to Wind Cave. We've done caves before - so I did a little research and found out that they offer a Candlelight Tour twice a day in the summer. You really need reservations because they only take... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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64 reviews 64 reviews
11 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

I was always a bit claustrophobic and this cave was a concern for me....NOT a valid one as I never felt overly confined....its really interesting and guide was real good...if u get near here, stop...its worth it!!!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

This was a pretty interesting tour. I have been in prettier caves however. This cave is unique but if you have kids, you might want to try a more visually interesting cave. There are some caves I would go back to see but probably not this one.... Maybe next time I would try Jewel cave....

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We really enjoyed our "Natural Cave Entrance" tour. Get there eat least an 45-60 minutes early if you want one of the early AM tours as they fill up FAST. We had jackets as it's around 55 degrees or so, but we took them off about half way through. However some people in our group had them on the whole... More

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Top Contributor
100 reviews 100 reviews
25 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Let me first say that we didn't go on a tour of the cave. Having recently (April) been to Carlsbad Caverns, there's only so much underground caverns I can take! But the beautiful countryside at Wind Caves National Park is breathtaking! And we saw an entire herd of bison (including little ones) crossing the road. We hadn't seen any bison... More

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Fairfax, Virginia
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201 reviews 201 reviews
179 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We made a stop here while touring this part of the country and wasn't very impressed by the caves. The park rangers were interesting and took pride in their work.

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Ralston, Nebraska
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We went on the Fairgrounds Tour. It was listed as moderately strenuous, but I think it was very strenuous. It is not for anyone that is not very physically fit! Our guide was knowledgeable, but moved too fast. In order to keep up with her, and keep an eye on your next step and footing, we didn't really see much... More

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Rochester
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Great for all ages, although lots of steps. Saw popcorn and boxwork formations in this dry cave. Wind blows out or in based on the weather outside (high vs low pressure). Tours are very well run; cave kept as natural as possible. Lots of steps and low ceilings and really cool to see. Different from other caves with stalactites and... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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82 reviews 82 reviews
29 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

This is an awesome place... Great for all ages! A lite out of the way, but I've never been to a National Park with more enthusiastic or knowledgeable employees... This is the largest cave maze in the world... Plus the buffalo up top. Go and enjoy!!!

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Spring Lake Park, Minnesota
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

The tours are your basic cave tour. A walk through and they turn off the lights at mid point. Most of the cave is boxwork formations and some popcorn. This is a 'dry' cave so there are no stalactites of other colorful wet formations like 'bacon' or 'gem pools'. Not the most pretty cave. The workers are very professional and... More

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