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Wind Cave National Park

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Good tour to learn about the caves

We came here because it was a rainy day and entry to the jewel cave was sold out. The wind cave has... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Owings Mills, Maryland
Surprizingly interesting!

We are surprised that this place isn't more popular. Our tour was fantastic with a great tour... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Jennifer K
Billings, Montana
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Reviewed yesterday

We came here because it was a rainy day and entry to the jewel cave was sold out. The wind cave has an interesting discovery history (how it was found). The tour was informative and the young tour guide did a great job. The area...More

Thank khim911
Reviewed 2 days ago

We are surprised that this place isn't more popular. Our tour was fantastic with a great tour guide. I can't wait to go back!

Thank Jennifer K
Reviewed 2 days ago

Wind Cave is not what most people imagine: this is a mostly dry cave, and doesn't own flowstone, stalactites, and stalagmites. Instead, it offers pale brown brittle minerals built up on its walls and ceilings called boxwork, and white minerals looking like popcorn that share...More

Thank Janet D
Reviewed 1 week ago

We drove through this national park on a foggy morning. Along the drive, we saw numerous bison. Some of them were right beside the road. Even though we didn't do the cave tour, we definitely enjoyed the drive and stopping to watch the bison grazing...More

Thank CKT808
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wanted to get on the Candlelight tour, but it was sold out. So I went on the regular tour. You should call ahead if you want a specific tour because they fill up early. The cave was what they call a "dry" cave because it...More

Thank lindyhopper63
Reviewed 1 week ago

We bought the National Park Senior Cards so the fees were less. The caves are cool to cold so a light jacket is recommended. The walking tour lasts about 1.25-1.50 hours. You enter by way of an elevator and an air lock to help keep...More

Thank baja-alan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a must-see place if you are in the Black Hills, unless you have small children. There are a few different tours but once you are in there, you can’t easily get out so if a child gets scared, it’s no fun for anyone....More

Thank Shells5
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did NOT do the cave. We drove the roads around the National Park and looked at wildlife. It was fantastic! If in the area, we will do it again.

Thank Glenda K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The cave contains a delicate network of thatch-like formations called boxwork. It has 95% of the world’s boxwork. There were no stalactites or stalagmites and very little flowstone. The ranger led a group of 40 along narrow pathways through the cave. It was more like...More

2  Thank Melodycthomas
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The missus was a bit nervous going hundreds of feet underground to look at caves but as soon as we got into the actual cave, all fears were removed. Our guide was smart, funny and safety conscious. She was a great teacher and the tour...More

Thank Wayne G
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Bob V
June 4, 2018|
Response from algxcskier | Reviewed this property |
I was there on a Wednesday!
December 15, 2017|
Response from Dawn S | Reviewed this property |
There are rails. It's broken up. And it's all down. You can take your time, also. There are elevators at the end of the tour to take you back up.
April 18, 2017|
Response from Williamniki | Reviewed this property |
Actually just about an hour from Kuching city . The good times should be the the morning 9am so you can enjoy and relax there. Moreover if you go with family BBQ party will be great but have to prepare by your own because... More