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Wind Cave National Park

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Address: 26611 US Hwy 385, Wind Cave National Park, SD 57747-6027
Phone Number: (605) 745-4600
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Description: One of the world's most extensive cave complexes.

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Fun drive through even if you can't stop!

We had a great drive through the area. We didn't have time to stop at the cave, but saw buffalo and other wildlife out and about. Glad that we drove this way to get to Crazy... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 13, 2015
MauraTravels2012
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Shelton, Nebraska, USA
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Shelton, Nebraska, USA
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57 reviews 57 reviews
42 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

We had a great drive through the area. We didn't have time to stop at the cave, but saw buffalo and other wildlife out and about. Glad that we drove this way to get to Crazy Horse.

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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We were here on President's Day, so it was a nice surprise that it was free. Our tour had about 45 people in it, so it was difficult to get good interpretation in it since we were strung out in the narrow cave route. The ranger, when he could talk to us, was excellent. Would love to come back and... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Great historical place to visit the underground amazing formation of the caves. Informational guide. A lot of ducking if your tall, not for the claustrophobic. Nice museum area in the main building.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Lovely drive through the park. Roaming buffalo and elk can be seen from the highway. The occasional badger and coyote can be seen in the prairie dog towns. This is a wonderful, scenic drive any time of the year. We visit often and see something new every time. The drive on the gravel from the Centennial trail road into Custer... More 

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Wauconda, Illinois
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

After traveling from the Badlands and trying to see everything in Custer State Park and Wind Cave, a whole day in a motorhome made for tired and restless people. The little ones (ages 2,4,9) only wanted to get to the next KOA so they could swim or play on the playground, but the adults wanted the whole tour thing. We... More 

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Chicago, IL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

So glad we made a point to visit Wind Cave National Park during our road trip to South Dakota. We opted for the Garden of Even cave tour figuring that would best for our five year old, and that was a good choice. Our guide was very knowledgeable and we were able to see a few types of rock formations... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

When you have to pull the car over to allow the roaming bison to cross the road - breathless. I believe it happens more-so in the morning - timing is everything

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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Another execeptional National Park. The wide open plains contrast with the massive caves system underneath your feet. Our first real sighting of bison, Proghorn and Prairie dogs plus a host of other birds and insects. It was a delight to see the swaying prairie grasses, forested hillsides and one of its few remaining intact prairies. Then to delve into the... More 

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Miller
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82 reviews 82 reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

What a great place to visit! The grounds of the park are very scenic and beautiful, with breath taking views. They also have buffalo that ram the park. The cave had very interesting features. Wind cave is the only cave with "box work". The ranger was very knowledgeable and fun. Take your own flashlight, so you can look into the... More 

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Marietta, Ohio
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

When you come upon this area, the above ground looks like a lot of grassy fields, but you'll be surprised by the beauty under the ground. The hike isn't as strenuous as the nearby Jewel Cave and you get to see many features. Would recommend!

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