Sights & Attractions in Wind Cave National Park

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Things to Do in Outside the Park

Sights Overview
Name Category Location
 
Adams Museum
Between the massive stone-block post office and the old railroad...
Museums / Galleries Outside the Park
 
Bear Country U.S.A
Encounter black bear, elk, sheep, and wolves at this drive-through...
Zoos / Aquariums Outside the Park
 
Beautiful Rushmore Cave
Stalagmites, stalactites, flowstone, ribbons, columns, helictites...
Cave Outside the Park
 
Big Thunder Gold Mine
Take a guided tour through an underground gold mine, get some...
Mines Outside the Park
 
Black Hills Caverns
Amethysts, logomites, calcite crystals, and other specimens fill...
Cave Outside the Park
 
Black Hills National Forest
Hundreds of miles of hiking, mountain-biking, and horseback-riding...
Parks Outside the Park
 
Black Hills Petrified Forest
An audiovisual presentation and a self-guided nature walk teach...
Geological Sites Outside the Park
 
Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary
More than 600 wild mustangs inhabit this 11,000-acre preserve...
Nature Preserves Outside the Park
 
Broken Boot Gold Mine
You can pan for gold, and even if you don't find any you'll leave...
Mines Outside the Park
 
Crazy Horse Memorial
Designed to be the world's largest sculpture, this tribute to...
Native American Sites Outside the Park
 
Custer
About 30 miles north of Hot Springs is the town of Custer, the...
Towns Outside the Park
 
Custer State Park
This 71,000-acre park is considered the crown jewel of South...
Parks Outside the Park
 
Deadwood
In one of America's longest ongoing historic preservation projects...
Towns Outside the Park
 
Flintstones Bedrock City
Step into Bedrock at this Stone Age fun park with rides on the...
Amusement Parks Outside the Park
 
Ft. Hays Dances with Wolves Movie Set
Starting with movie sets from the epic Dances with Wolves, this...
Film / TV Studios Outside the Park
 
Gray Line of the Black Hills
This outfit offers bus tours from Rapid City to Mt. Rushmore...
Tours Outside the Park
 
High Plains Western Heritage Center
Focusing on a region now covered by five states—the Dakotas...
Museums / Galleries Outside the Park
 
Hill City
The small, quiet mountain town of Hill City is the gateway to...
Towns Outside the Park
 
Hot Springs
Noted for its striking sandstone structures, the small and historic...
Towns Outside the Park
 
Jewel Cave National Monument
Even though its more than 168.25 mi of surveyed passages make...
Cave Outside the Park
 
Journey Museum
The interactive exhibits at this museum explore the history of...
Museums / Galleries Outside the Park
 
Keystone
Founded in the 1880s by prospectors searching for gold deposits...
Towns Outside the Park
 
Mammoth Site
While building a housing development in the 1970s, workers uncovered...
Archaeological Sites Outside the Park
 
Mickelson Trail
Beginning in Deadwood and running the length of the Black Hills...
Trails Outside the Park
 
Museum of Geology
This museum hosts a fine collection of fossilized bones from...
Museums / Galleries Outside the Park
 
Peter Norbeck National Scenic Byway
Although there are faster ways to get from Mt. Rushmore to the...
Scenic Drives Outside the Park
 
Rapid City
Called the "City of Presidents" because of the life-size bronze...
Towns Outside the Park
 
Reptile Gardens
In the valley between Rapid City and Mt. Rushmore is western...
Zoos / Aquariums Outside the Park
 
Sitting Bull Crystal Caverns
Crystalline chambers, reflecting pools, and limestone fill these...
Cave Outside the Park
 
South Dakota Air and Space Museum
See General Dwight D. Eisenhower's Mitchell B-25 bomber, a B-1...
Museums / Galleries Outside the Park
 
Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway
The easiest way to get from Deadwood to Rapid City is east through...
Scenic Drives Outside the Park
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