Wind Cave National Park Travel Guide
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If you don't get out of your car at Wind Cave, you haven't scratched the surface—literally. The park has more than 141 miles of underground passageways. Curious cave formations include 95% of the world's mineral boxwork, and gypsum beard so sensitive it reacts to the heat of a lamp. This underground wilderness is part of a giant limestone labyrinth beneath the Black Hills. Wind Cave ranks as the sixth-longest cave in the world, but experts believe 95% of it has yet to be mapped.
While Wind Cave claims a singular campground, you'll have to look outside park boundaries if you want to bed down in something more substantial than a tent...read more
If you're determined to dine in Wind Cave National Park, be sure to pack your own meal because, other than vending machines, the only dining venues inside...read more
Things To Do in Wind Cave National Park
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Underground exploring: Wind Cave offers visitors the chance to get their hands and feet dirty on a four-hour guided tour through one of America's... Read more
About three-quarters of the park is grassland. The rest is forested, mostly by the ponderosa pine. Poison ivy is common in wetter, shadier areas... Read more
Abraham Lincoln was tall in real life—6 feet, 4 inches, though add a few more for his hat. But at one of the nation's most famous icons, Honest... Read more
Camping is one of this region's strengths. While there is only one primitive campground within the park, there are countless campgrounds in the... Read more
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