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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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First time to a great cave

We took the tour where you go mostly down steps & back up in an elevator. Very nice cave & our tour guide was terrific. The landscape around the park is nice too. Keep in mind... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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Sioux City, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

We took the tour where you go mostly down steps & back up in an elevator. Very nice cave & our tour guide was terrific. The landscape around the park is nice too. Keep in mind that the tour groups can get big. Ours was about 30 people. We were up front by the guide, but if you are in... More 

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Bartlesville, Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW via mobile

We highly recommend going through the wildlife loop from the east and heading south to the cave. There are signs that lead you there as the gps actually has you turn back north. Once there you need to send someone in to get in the line at the far end of the room past the stairs. The desk upfront is... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Wind Cave offers tours for all ages. We opted for the entry level "Garden of Eden Tour" and were not disappointed. The guide was very informative and funny. This tour took about 1.5 hours and was perfect for a 6 year old. The visitor center was busy. They have a nice gift shop. We would stop again and do a... More 

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Saint Charles, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

We had Wind Cave scheduled for a visit on our 3 week journey from Missouri to California. We traveled with our son and his family. We were not disappointed; it was a fun cave to visit. Wind Cave is the first National Park to protect a cave. There is a narrow walkway through the cave. The Ranger guide was informative.... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We stopped at Wind Cave on a cross-country road trip to explore some of the famous cave. We had tried to stop by Jewel Caves as well, but they were sold out for most of the tours. If you want to do both Jewel and Wind, which is possible to do in a day, definitely stop by Jewel Cave first... More 

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Coalville, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We almost didn't stop here but we were so glad we did. It is gorgeous here! We were lucky to see it so green. We were able to make it on a tour- its first come first serve until their last tour (around 6). I was a little nervous because you go a couple hundred feet underground but it was... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I had never heard of this park, nor had anyone else I talked to back home, but the plains landscape of the park was beautiful to visit and a nice change in scenery. My oldest son and I did the Wild Cave Tour which was a little pricey, but definitely worth it, especially as it was our first time spelunking.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

There are two parts to this park. The cave, which requires reservations and a guided tour, and the green grasslands. We saw lots of bison - and June is a great month because there are bunches of little bison as well. How cute. We also saw pronghorn and prairie dogs. Lots to enjoy in this beautiful prairie! Yes, there is... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Wind Cave is actually a park, whereas Jewel is "just" a monument, and we found it was a better place to see buffalo than Custer SP. Enjoy the prairie dogs at the north entrance and be sure to exit at the south end where you will see buffalo in the park as well as off the adjacent highway which has... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We visited Wind Cave last week, if you have visited other caves on tours you may find this one a little boring as we did. The tour was a nice walk, though not very informative or interactive, mildly strenuous.

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Address: Address: 26611 US Hwy 385, Wind Cave National Park, SD 57747-6027
Phone Number: (605) 745-4600
Location: United States  >  South Dakota (SD)  >  Wind Cave National Park

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