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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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One of the world's most extensive cave complexes.

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awesome experience

My husband and I and our 3 kids (a teen, and 2 under age 10) really enjoyed this experience. There are 3 tours you can choose from to suit your family's needs. We paid for the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I and our 3 kids (a teen, and 2 under age 10) really enjoyed this experience. There are 3 tours you can choose from to suit your family's needs. We paid for the middle tour. It was informational and neat to walk through the cave. The tour guide was great. Wear a jacket, it gets cold in... More 

Thank kellylwag
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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99 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We only stopped for a brief visit as we passed through the area, but the park had so much to offer we wish we could have spent at least a day there. We stopped at the visitor center but did not have time to tour any of the caves or do any of the hikes. However, just the drive through... More 

Thank Ron D
York, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was not so impressed with the Wind Cave once inside. The history of it is very interesting but can be learned without going into the cave. I hear the Jewel Cave was much better to tour.

Thank Cherie R
Ishpeming, Michigan
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to Wind Cave National Park and it was so much fun. Our daughters were 4 and 5 and loved every minute of it as well. The cave history was amazing and the staff so knowledgeable

Thank melanieb961
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145 reviews
85 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I wasn’t blown away but it was a great cave. I am surprised that it is not at least as popular as other (lesser) attractions in the area. For geology (?) enthusiasts it might a true gem because it features boxwork - a rare cave feature. After the tour we went back to natural entrance just to feel that famous... More 

Thank AAS619
Forest Lake, Minnesota
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7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

My entire family enjoyed our day here. We went on one of the cave tours and it was very enjoyable. I wouldn't recommend it if you aren't comfortable with closed spaces.

Thank Mindi_Sc
Bangkok, Thailand
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221 reviews
130 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

Unique formations not seen in other caves due to the way this cave was formed. Many cave tours to choose from for different length of time and level. The easiest tour took an elevator down to the cave level. Knowledge guide makes the tour educational and enjoyable.

Thank 48Traveling
El Paso, Texas
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

This was a fun way to spend an hour. Our guide was very knowledgeable, personable and obviously very enthusiastic about the Wind Cave. He was also very nice when it came to my five year old nephew's sudden ranger-infatuation with him. The tour took about an hour and fifteen minutes, and took us from the only known natural entrance to... More 

Thank sweetsgirl
Fairfield, Connecticut
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83 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

If in the area of Custer State Park and Mount Rushmore, it is worth the drive to Wind Cave National Park to visit this amazing natural wonder. Many different cave tours are available but we would highly recommend the Candlelight Tour (see our review under Things to do at Wind Cave - Candlelight Tour).

1 Thank ctfamof4
Lorette, Canada
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19 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

We took a tour into the caves and it was spectacular! Our guide was dressed in an old parks officer uniform and our tour started at one of the old officers cabins... we went into a cave that took us down very far into the mountain... not for the clausterphobic!!! It was a very cool adventure, as our guide was... More 

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