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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
Description: One of the world's most extensive cave complexes.
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Spring, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 NEW

How can it be a national park when the daily tours will only accommodate about 240 people? That is when they are even having the maximum 6 tours daily for 40 people each which is not year round.

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Pomona, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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158 reviews 158 reviews
28 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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46 reviews 46 reviews
15 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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166 reviews 166 reviews
11 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 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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111 reviews 111 reviews
52 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
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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94 reviews 94 reviews
48 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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94 reviews 94 reviews
48 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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116 reviews 116 reviews
44 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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Colorado Springs
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201 reviews 201 reviews
95 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

The cave is the 2nd longest in the US and a real gem. Several guided tours available (bring a sweater and wear sturdy walking shoes!) with unique geological features. We got to see the box works which are hard to find in accessible caves. Interesting history and tour guides (NPS Rangers) are knowledgeable and personable. Tour has stairs and some... More

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