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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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A really cool tour!

We really enjoyed the "Cave Tour." Although not the most scenic cave, there are some features here you won't find anywhere else. The "Boxwork" is stunning, and the narrow... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

We really enjoyed the "Cave Tour." Although not the most scenic cave, there are some features here you won't find anywhere else. The "Boxwork" is stunning, and the narrow passages and staircases make for a really interesting time. Our guide was very nice and gave us a good history of the cave and was patient in answering questions. I did... More 

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Wheaton, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

During our stay in the Black Hills we visited wind Cave national Park. We went one time later in the afternoon but missed all the doors for that day as the last one was at 4 PM. We came back as the visitor center opened the next morning and got on the first one and a quarter hour tour. Our... More 

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North Carolina, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

On our May 6-12 visit to the Black Hills we stayed in Hill city and made loop trips. For Wind Cave, we drove south thru Custer City, down to Pringle, staying on Hwy 385 then back north on 87. That drive alone was a really scenic drive. Saw buffalo, prairie dogs, and back up into the cave park. they have... More 

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Akron, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

I spent a day here in early May touring the cave, hiking, and camping. The Cave - I have done several cave tours in the last couple years, and I should note that guided cave tours are not my favorite thing to do, but it was raining pretty hard when I arrived, so I decided to go ahead and take... More 

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Eagan, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

110 feet below the surface. It's a large cave system. You pay for different trails. A few are quite lengthy so wear good shoes. It can be a little cool so dress appropriately. The guides are very knowledgeable and were able almost all questions that were asked.

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Barkhamsted, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

The drive to the Wind Cave National Park is great on it's own - you pass by buffalo herds and prairie dog grounds along with amazing views. The Wind Cave tour is about 1 1/2hr long and well worth it...especially if you're from the east coast. This cave, unlike most is not full of stalagtites but much more interesting formations.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

It's a pretty drive...great views and sometimes you can see buffalo and prairie dogs, the occasional antelope. We have driven through several times and it's always interesting. We also toured the cave and it was fun. Great tour for children, an easy walk, pretty well-lit paths.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We were on a National Park themed road trip and had to double back for this one. SO glad we did. This is two parks, one above ground and one below. TAKE THE TOUR. Go early to get the background at visitors center. April was our guide and she is super. This cave is huge and beautiful. Tour was 1.5... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We visited the wind cave as part of our black hills road trip. Excellent choice. I have never seen such a big cave before and the guided tour were very informative. Actually pretty nice to not running through the cave alone but actually learning something.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015 via mobile

Wind Cave National Park was full of astounding beauty! The drive in was a little long and had me worried I may have missed a turn or something, but was so pretty. When we arrived before we parked, I continued driving through the parking lot and beyond, there was a winding paved road into what looked like prairie grasslands. I... More 

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