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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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The Black Hills of South Dakota are generally crowded, expensive, and jammed with tourist "traps", so the light traffic, sylvan vistas, and wildlife of Wind Cave National Park... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

The Black Hills of South Dakota are generally crowded, expensive, and jammed with tourist "traps", so the light traffic, sylvan vistas, and wildlife of Wind Cave National Park were a pleasant surprise. For a break from the hustle, drive through this park.

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Pittsburgh, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

We had a short visit to Wind Cave, and did the Natural Entrance tour which took about 1 hour. Our ranger guide Maura did a great job of explaining the history of the cave from multiple perspectives. We were especially impressed with the boxwork formations in the cave, and the experience of seeing the cave in total darkness as the... More 

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Wichita, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Drove thru here on a trip through South Dakota. It was fantastic! The views and scenery were excellent. Plenty of points to pull over to view the hills and wildlife.

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Minneapolis
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We've toured several privately owned caves in the Black Hills and also Jewel Cave, but this was our first visit to Wind Cave. Wind Cave is a bit different than others in the area, the primary cave feature is boxwork (which is beautiful but not quite the same as cave crystals or other features). Wind Cave was also a bit... More 

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Hill City, South Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Even if you have visited many caves, Wind Cave is a unique caving experience. Not only is it the world's most complex and dense cave system -- with more than 140 miles of mapped passage on several levels, under a high-prairie footprint of just over a square mile -- but it is also the location of the vast majority of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We took the Natural Entrance Tour and had a great time. The caves were spectacular and we even had a bat fly through. Our guide Ranger Meredith was very knowledgeable and friendly. It is amazing to think this wonderful opportunity is so close to Mt Rushmore and yet so under advertised.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 243 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

This is an excellent Cave to tour. It is not like other caves we have visited. It is more of a "dry" cave that lacks the usual rock formations found in most caves. And that is one of the reasons it is exceptional. It is estimated that the cave has over 145 miles. There are two tours available and there... More 

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We allowed a full day to explore Wind Cave, what we discovered was a half day was sufficient. We paid for 2 tours, and though we have the "America the Beautiful" National Park Pass, they was no discount on the tour pricing. Most of the National Park Passes offer discounts, not the "America the Beautiful". The tours were good, but... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

This is no Carlsbad Caverns and besides the few boxwork geologic it's just a boring cave. The "wind" effect or sound of the cave is nothing awe inspiring either. All caves or mines can have the effect when high or low weather pressure systems move through. Go if you are in the area but don'take a special trip. If you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We started our morning with a nice short 1 mile hike up Rankin Ridge. Great views. Very peaceful. Then we went to the visitors center so my husband could take the Fairgrounds Tour. Please be advised to arrive early to purchase tickets. 9:40 tour was sold out by 9:10. Later in the day the wait was over an hour. My... More 

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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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