South Dakota Attractions October 07, 2020
The South Dakota Cave Tour In Wind Cave National Park That Belongs On Your Bucket List
Does the world have you wanting to escape to somewhere new and less – well, people-y? While places like these are hard to come by, the Mount Rushmore State does have a few of these hidden places to add to your bucket list, such as the incredible Wind Cave National Park:
Located near Hot Springs, Wind Cave National Park is one of the most well-known caves in the Midwest, and features a memorable tour to boot!
Established in 1903 by President Theodore Roosevelt, Wind Cave National Park is one of the first National Parks in the country and the first-ever to protect a cave system.
Boasting 33,847 acres, Wind Cave National Park houses a complex cave system that dates back millions of years as well as a rich Native American history and ample wildlife.
Billed as being the 6th-longest cave in the world (at 140 miles), Wind Cave is also considered to be the densest and is home to approximately 95% of the world's discovered boxwork formations.
Please note: As of this publication, the Wind Cave tours are temporarily closed (due to a broken elevator) but will re-open soon. In the meantime, visitors can still see the cave's Natural Entrance that is located a quarter-mile from the visitor center.
To learn more about the incredible Wind Cave National Park, including reserving tours (when they re-open) and other things to do around the area - please visit the National Park Service's
website or call 605-745-4600.
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