We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Nemo, SD
Phone Number: 605-578-1728
Website

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 43 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 13
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Cave near Nemo

Lots of great geology. The stairs are a bit steep and wet but nothing this family with three small kids couldn't handle. We weren't impressed with the stacked rocks along the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
A TripAdvisor Member
Add Photo Write a Review

43 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
A TripAdvisor Member
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Lots of great geology. The stairs are a bit steep and wet but nothing this family with three small kids couldn't handle. We weren't impressed with the stacked rocks along the cave walls, made it seem less natural. A couple of the formations looked like they were just set there for display. All in all, it was a good cave... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Our family enjoyed this cave a lot. Our young kids handled it well. There are lots of steps but it is overall a fairly short walk, about 45 minutes. Friendly staff and clean well taken care of grounds. Our tour guide was awesome! He was also a science teacher and very knowledgable! He was great at explaining the cave. Some... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Faribault, Minnesota
Level Contributor
46 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

On our family vacation, our boys (11, 7, 5) wanted to see a cave so we went to Wonderland Cave and were all thrilled we did. Unlike many other caves in the area, Wonderland Cave is a living cave and our exceptional tour guide Jessie did a fantastic job educating our entire group about the ecology of the cave and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Tallahassee
Level Contributor
34 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We had tried to visit Jewel Cave a few days earlier but with so many tourists in town for the July 4th holiday, all tours were booked. We decided to head north, away from most of the attractions, and see if we could get a tour at Wonderland Caves. It's a little difficult to find on the GPS but there... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Brandon, South Dakota
Level Contributor
25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Had lots of fun. 2 year old had fun. Wanted to explore a little too much but we had fun. There are lots of stairs so be mindful if you can't do stairs or are out of shape

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Preeceville, sk
Level Contributor
24 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Charles, a self-proclaimed "cave nerd" was our awesome guide. He knows his stuff and loves his caves! Thoroughly enjoyed the tour.... despite the 127 (?) stairs to get down....and then get back up. LOL Highly recommend.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Riverton, Wyoming
Level Contributor
35 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We have been to many caves and especially enjoyed this one. It is a drive out of your way and you think you missed it but then there it is. The tour guide did an amazing job. My husband and I were the only ones on the tour and she explained everything and took time for us to look. This... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Definitely worth the drive for amateur cave goers, cheap and very fun. I had been as a child, so my girlfriend and I went and checked it out while in the area on vacation. Sam, our tour guide, was fun and tried to get our whole group in on activities. The tour was about 40 minutes and we had a... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Level Contributor
26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

The cave itself has lots of interesting features. The tour guide was nice but not terribly knowledgeable. 126 steps down to the bottom may be a challenge for some and passageways are narrow. We enjoyed the hour tour.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Denton, Texas, United States
Level Contributor
163 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

This is reportedly the only "live cave" in the black hills. The cave is still forming in the deepest caverns. After you leave the first chamber there are 126 steps down into the live cavern and you need to be able to make that trip down and back. The guide was a nice young man and the tour was interesting.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Wonderland Caves also viewed

 

Been to Wonderland Caves? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Wonderland Caves

Address: Nemo, SD
Phone Number: 605-578-1728
Location: United States  >  South Dakota (SD)  >  Nemo

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Wonderland Caves and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question
Los Angeles, California
2 months ago

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Wonderland Caves staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?