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Wind Cave National Park

26611 US Hwy 385, Wind Cave National Park, SD 57747-6027
(605) 745-4600
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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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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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158 reviews 158 reviews
28 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Being here in the fall means lots of buffalos. They were doing what comes natural. Stay out of their way and bring a long camera lens. Nature at her best !

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Haslet, Texas
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15 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

As usual, the National Park Service does a good job with their visitor center at Wind Cave NP. The exhibits are informative and interesting and the center itself is pleasant. We had no trouble booking an afternoon tour as we arrived and waited only a few minutes for it to begin. After a walk to the elevator building, we were... More

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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157 reviews 157 reviews
8 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Came to Wind Cave SD as part of road trip. During winter season, tours are at 1000, 1300 and 1500. Arrived at 1250, but 1300 tour was full, so booked onto the 1500. Plenty of exhibits & gift shop. Vending machines for good; no cafe. The tour was great; 1hour. Went down quickest lift in SD. Plenty to see on... More

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Hastings, Nebraska
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52 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Stop and watch the buffalo roam! Look for the prairie dogs, they blend in marvelously. The cave is awesome.

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Oklahoma
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94 reviews 94 reviews
48 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We took the Natural Entrance tour in September. After taking an elevator down you'll emerge in the cave. There will be several hundred steps to navigate but the tour guide moves slowly allowing patrons to keep up. The cave temp is cool so bring a sweater or light jacket. Photos may be a little difficult to take unless you have... More

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Oklahoma
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94 reviews 94 reviews
48 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We took the Natural Entrance tour in September. After taking an elevator down you'll emerge in the cave. There will be several hundred steps to navigate but the tour guide moves slowly allowing patrons to keep up. The cave temp is cool so bring a sweater or light jacket. Photos may be a little difficult to take unless you have... More

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Bensalem, Pennsylvania
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87 reviews 87 reviews
31 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Wind Cave is primarily a dry cave which means not much in the way of spectacular formations. However, Wind Cave has more boxwork that any other cave. While boxwork is not as spectacular as some other speleothems, it is very interesting. The ranger-guided tour is quite interesting and goes into detail as to how the various formations formed. The ranger... More

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Colorado Springs
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201 reviews 201 reviews
95 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

The cave is the 2nd longest in the US and a real gem. Several guided tours available (bring a sweater and wear sturdy walking shoes!) with unique geological features. We got to see the box works which are hard to find in accessible caves. Interesting history and tour guides (NPS Rangers) are knowledgeable and personable. Tour has stairs and some... More

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Oshkosh, WI
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52 reviews 52 reviews
19 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

This tour is about a hour long I believe the park ranger that did our tour was very knowledgable and answered all questions and had some great stories to tell. The tour we took had like 350 steps, most of which were going down only a few going up. At the end you take a elevator back to the top.... More

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Fairfield, OH
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50 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

After conquering the 723 stairs on Jewel Cave's Discovery Tour the day before, I thought the 300 stairs on Wind Cave's Natural Entrance Tour would be less of a challenge. Well, the stairs and walkways are decidedly different. Whereas they are metal work with a handrail on each side in Jewel Cave, they are concrete with a handrail on only... More

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