This Cave In South Dakota Is So Enormous, Only 3 Percent Has Ever Been Explored

South Dakota is home to some incredible natural wonders, but not all of them are fully accessible to us. Jewel Cave is so large that while 180 miles of passages have been mapped, that portion only accounts for about 3-5 percent of the estimated total volume of this magical wonder. Take a guided tour to see some of it.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:

Have you explored this cave? If so, what was your favorite part of the trip? We love to hear your feedback and comments.

Want to explore another place that celebrates the beauty of nature? Head to the opposite side of the state and visit the Butterfly House & Aquarium in Sioux Falls.