The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.Joseph Campbell
About the Park
Wind Cave National Park is one of the world’s longest and most complex cave systems and was the first cave to be designated a national park. The cave is known for a display called boxwork, which is thin calcite fins that resemble honeycombs. The prairie lands above are equally interesting, with bison, pronghorn, and prairie dogs along the park’s scenic drive, which makes this an enjoyable drive.
Check out the view from inside the cave!
Live it up!
Best Things to do in the Park
- Go for the Scenic Drive through the park. We saw bison and lots of prairie dogs and the views throughout the drive were wonderful
- Take a tour of the cave, and the Natural Entrance Tour is the most recommended.
- Go hiking on the Lookout Point Trail. It is a nice trail with great views and much wildlife.
- Visit some of the surrounding area, with Custer State Park, Mount Rushmore and Badlands National Park all in the general area.
We were surprised at how beautiful it was above ground in this park, with wildlife everywhere we turned. The fields were full of pronghorn, bison, and prairie dogs, making for an enjoyable park drive.
Size of Park
Wind Cave was the first cave to be designated a national park.
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