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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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Definitely worth the drive to visit

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Fairfield, Connecticut
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Fairfield, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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).

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Lorette, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There were formations to see everywhere. Our guide was wonderful and even though it always takes a while for a group to go up and down the stairs, etc. the time flew by. It's a pretty long walk and a bit cold, but so worth the walk. We almost didn't go because we had just gone to Jewel Cave, but... More 

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Salem, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did not go into the caves so this is not a review of that tour. This is a review of the Visitor Center and the walking trail near the Visitor Center. There are many interesting things to see in the Visitor Center. The photos show some of the displays. There is also a pull-off near the Park featuring the... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We don't especially like or dislike caves, but since this is a national park, and we were in the area, we carved out a few hours to visit. The parkland surrounding the visitor center and cave egress is nice, but no more or less interesting than other parkland in the Black Hills domain. Signage is good to find the cave,... More 

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West Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wind Cave does not have a lot of growth other than boxwork, which is unusual in other caves but very common in this one. Boxwork looks like the slots in a post office and that is how it got its name. The info online said the cave tour was 1 hour but it was more like 1hour and twenty minutes... More 

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Casa Grande, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our guide was very informed and enthusiastic. The caves are a wonder -- so convoluted and interesting. And so much is yet to be discovered and uncovered. The rock formations are amazing, and the park has done a wonderful job of providing the public an in-depth view of this natural phenomenon. I can gladly recommend that you see it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed touring Wind Cave and saw lots of great formations. We did this tour first before going to Jewel Cave and if you are going to do both that is how I would recommend doing it. The caves are both very different from one another so I would recommend seeing both. Our guide at Wind Cave was knowledgeable but... More 

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Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were not sure we were going to go to this cave or another one, but this was the closest to Hot Springs so we chose to come here and it was so worth it. We took the longer tour and it was definitely long...got about an extra 30 minutes in the cave than was it was supposed to be.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Wind Cave has several cave routes which are clearly described so that visitors can accurately assess the physical demands required and choose the appropriate route. The guides are knowledgeable and entertaining. There is a bit of a hike to the entrance but an elevator descends into the cave. The cave is very interesting and has box formations found in only... More 

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