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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
Owner description: One of the world's most extensive cave complexes.
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Type: Caverns/ Caves, Outdoors
Owner description: One of the world's most extensive cave complexes.
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Miller
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70 reviews 70 reviews
23 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

What a great place to visit! The grounds of the park are very scenic and beautiful, with breath taking views. They also have buffalo that ram the park. The cave had very interesting features. Wind cave is the only cave with "box work". The ranger was very knowledgeable and fun. Take your own flashlight, so you can look into the... More 

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Marietta, Ohio
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39 reviews 39 reviews
26 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

When you come upon this area, the above ground looks like a lot of grassy fields, but you'll be surprised by the beauty under the ground. The hike isn't as strenuous as the nearby Jewel Cave and you get to see many features. Would recommend!

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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

This place is simply awesome! Top know that it is one of the world's largest/longest caves is quite neat. The tour guides were very informative and well-versed for the tours. We went through all of the daily tours, a couple twice. Very interesting place. We were personally invited back for a very small, more in depth tour [this winter] that... More 

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MT
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87 reviews 87 reviews
8 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Easy to get to, Wind Cave National Park is well worth a visit. We did the Fairgrounds tour, approx. 90 min long. You descend and return by elevator. According to the NPS website, there are 450 stairs along the one-half mile route with one flight of 89 steps going up --not particularly strenuous if you're in reason shape. This tour... More 

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Miami, Florida
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138 reviews 138 reviews
117 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Wind Cave National Park is absolutely fascinating. It is without a doubt one of the most impressive caves I have ever explored. You may want to watch the movie "The Descent" before visiting this attraction if you want to give yourself the creeps. I have never before seen the unique lattice like formations on the roof of the cave. It... More 

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La Plata, Maryland
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193 reviews 193 reviews
82 attraction reviews
134 helpful votes 134 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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4 attraction reviews
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
13 helpful votes 13 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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174 reviews 174 reviews
31 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 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
47 helpful votes 47 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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