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Wind Cave National Park

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We did not expect much from this trip. My daughter and I were taking a slow ride home until the rest of our party could catch up with this. I saw this in the brochures and we decided to check it out. This ended up...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wind Cave, one of the oldest National Parks, was established 1903 to protect the cave that derives its name from the wind blowing in and out of the small natural entrance as the air pressure of the cave is constantly adjusting to match that of...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed December 17, 2018 via mobile

We stopped for a $5 cave tour was not sure what to expect but seemed cool Definitely was, learned a lot and guide was enjoyable. Our group was small which made it interesting. I am 6’3” and had to do a lot of dunking and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank W9698WOjamesc
Reviewed December 15, 2018

Quite a few places to wander to above ground but, in many ways, it is what is below ground that makes the NP unique. Guide led tours let you understand just how unique as they explain the history of the cave and how its rock...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Highlander022
Reviewed November 19, 2018

While there are many other great features in the park, the cave is the focal point and a cave tour is well worth the time and expense. A ranger guided tour is the only way to experience the cave. There are several types of tours...More

Date of experience: August 2018
3  Thank Timothy H
Reviewed November 16, 2018 via mobile

I love National Parks, and Wind Cave is no exception. We took the Natural Entrance tour. Our guide was great. The cave had interesting formations. On top of the ground there's lots to see, too. We saw bison, prairie dogs, and beautiful plant life.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Becky H
Reviewed November 16, 2018

If you hold a National Parks pass, you still have to pay for the tour of the cave. There is no admission into the Park and parking is close and easily accessible. Plenty of places nearby to hike and camp, although we didn't do it....More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Tarpoon1921
Reviewed November 15, 2018

Park grounds were spectacular and beautiful with a dusting of snow and bison about. Went on Cave tour with great trepidation being somewhat claustrophobic. Our Park Ranger guide Ben B was really terrific. Barely thought about anything but what he was telling us - it...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank SPreve
Reviewed November 13, 2018

We drive from Vuster to Hot Springs 3x every week via Wind CaveNational Park. Each trip brings a new adventure! From Bison to elk, pronghorns, prairie dogs, a pack of coyotes on the hunt, beautiful sunrises - always breathtaking!

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 29, 2018

When we arrived at the Wind Cave NP after driving through Custer Park the scenery being absolutely magnificent it was very busy and there were a lot of people waiting around to do a tour. We changed our minds about going in as we were...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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December 28, 2018|
Response from baja-alan | Reviewed this property |
1 - 2 hours
Bob V
June 4, 2018|
Response from algxcskier | Reviewed this property |
I was there on a Wednesday!