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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, Outdoors
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Owner description: One of the world's most extensive cave complexes.
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La Plata, Maryland
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188 reviews 188 reviews
81 attraction reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
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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Portland, Oregon
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Definitely go here and see the amazing boxwork in these caves! Easy walking and ducking on paved path and stairs. Not too cold either! Fascinating!

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Pomona, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

If you're in the Mount Rushmore area don't miss this National Park. If you take the Wildlife loop road, the park starts just 5 miles south. It is worth the trip. We took the basic tour (check out all the tours - you can do some real Ranger-led spelunking) and thoroughly enjoyed it. It took about 1.5hrs. They take you... More

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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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30 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

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
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

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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11 attraction reviews
110 helpful votes 110 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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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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23 helpful votes 23 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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23 helpful votes 23 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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49 helpful votes 49 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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