Wind Cave National Park

26611 Us Highway 385
Hot Springs, SD

Wind Cave National Park, located near Hot Springs, South Dakota, is one of the longest caves in the world and the first cave to be designated a national park. Wind Cave National Park stretches more than 100 miles, with a maze-like, underground chamber system and features the world's largest concentration of box work, a rare formation of thin calcite fins that resemble honeycombs. Above ground, Wind Cave National Park includes a wildlife sanctuary of 28,295 acres for antelope, bison, elk, prairie dogs and other creatures to roam. Entrance to the park is free; however, cave tours require a fee.

The Wind Cave Visitor Center is open daily except holidays. Ranger-guided cave tours are offered year ‘round on a first come first served bases. The Natural Entrance our lasts 1 ¼ hours and is 2/3 mile long, with 300 stairs mostly down; the tour is considered moderately strenuous. A light jacket or sweater is recommended and shoes are required.

Booking Instructions: Please select the appropriate number of individuals for each activity option. One time admission for use anytime during your stay. Ticket purchases are a form of pre-payment only and tickets purchased through this site do not reserve to a specific tour time.

Tour Times:

October – early 2018: 10:00 and 1:00

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Accessible facilities
Wheelchair accessible building