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Wind Cave National Park

Address: 26611 US Hwy 385, Wind Cave National Park, SD 57747-6027
Phone Number: (605) 745-4600
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Caverns/ Caves, Nature & Parks
Owner description: One of the world's most extensive cave complexes.
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Type: Caverns/ Caves, Nature & Parks
Owner description: One of the world's most extensive cave complexes.
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Wauconda, Illinois
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49 reviews 49 reviews
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

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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20 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
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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33 reviews 33 reviews
27 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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71 reviews 71 reviews
23 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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26 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

This place is simply awesome! Top know that it is one of the world's largest/longest caves is quite neat. The tour guides were very informative and well-versed for the tours. We went through all of the daily tours, a couple twice. Very interesting place. We were personally invited back for a very small, more in depth tour [this winter] that... More 

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MT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Easy to get to, Wind Cave National Park is well worth a visit. We did the Fairgrounds tour, approx. 90 min long. You descend and return by elevator. According to the NPS website, there are 450 stairs along the one-half mile route with one flight of 89 steps going up --not particularly strenuous if you're in reason shape. This tour... More 

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Wind Cave National Park is absolutely fascinating. It is without a doubt one of the most impressive caves I have ever explored. You may want to watch the movie "The Descent" before visiting this attraction if you want to give yourself the creeps. I have never before seen the unique lattice like formations on the roof of the cave. It... More 

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La Plata, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We didn't go underground at Wind Cave National Park, so I can't review the caves. Instead, we drove through the park in the evening on our way back to Rapid City. (There was no fee to drive through from the Hot Springs side.) Wow! What a spectacular wildlife display. (We spotted lots more animals at Wind Cave than at Custer... More 

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