The Most-Photographed Cave In The Country Is Right Here In South Dakota
If you have ever had the pleasure of visiting South Dakota’s Wind Cave, you know that it is a must-see with its many intricate boxworks, passages, and rooms, making it a favorite for professional and novice photographers alike. Can you blame them? We sure can’t! This being said, it should come as no surprise that the Wind Cave in South Dakota is considered to be one of the most photographed caves in the country:
Located near Hot Springs, Wind Cave is not only unique and fascinating but historically significant, as it is one of the first National Parks in the country as well as the first-ever to protect a cave system.
Billed as being the 6th-longest (140 miles) and the densest cave in the world, there is plenty to see around Wind Cave, making it a photographer's dream come true!
In addition to its length and density, the Wind Cave is also home to 95% of the world's discovered boxwork formations, AKA the honeycomb-looking texture at the top of the caverns.
Can you see why the Wind Cave is one of the most photographed caves in the country?
In addition to the cave itself, there is even more to see around the park, including wildlife, a prairie landscape, trails, and more.
Please note: As of February 2021, there are no public tours available as per CDC guidelines. For more information, please visit the National Park Service's
Despite the temporary suspension of regular tours, visitors at Wind Cave can still explore the cave’s Natural Entrance, located less than a 1/4-mile from the visitor center.
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Address: Wind Cave National Park, South Dakota, USA