Wind Cave National Park Sights

We’ve compiled the best of the best in Wind Cave National Park - browse our top choices for the top things to see during your stay.

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Bison Flats Drive (South Entrance)

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Entering the park from the south on U.S. 385 takes you past Gobbler Ridge and into the hills commonly found in the southern Black Hills...


  • Town/Village

About 30 miles north of Hot Springs is the town of Custer, the Mother City of the Black Hills. Near here, George Armstrong Custer and...


  • Town/Village

In one of America's longest ongoing historic preservation projects, you'll discover brick streets fronted by Victorian architecture,...

Elk Mountain Campground Picnic Area

  • Restaurant–Sight

You don't have to be a camper to use this well-developed picnic spot, with more than 70 tables, fire pits, and restrooms. Some of the...

Hill City

  • Town/Village

The small, quiet mountain town of Hill City is the gateway to Mount Rushmore. Despite having just 780 residents, the community claims...

Junior Ranger Program

  • Tour–Sight

Kids 12 and younger can earn a Junior Ranger badge by completing activities that teach them about the park's ecosystems, the cave, the...


  • Town/Village

Founded in the 1880s by prospectors searching for gold deposits, the small town of Keystone, 2 miles from Mount Rushmore, has an abundance...

Prairie Hike

  • Tour–Sight

This two-hour exploration of parkland habitats begins with a short talk at the visitor center, then moves to a trailhead. ...

Rankin Ridge Drive (North Entrance)

  • Scenic Drive/Tour

Entering the park across the north border via Highway 87 is perhaps the most beautiful drive into the park. As you leave behind the grasslands...

Rankin Ridge Lookout Tower

  • Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook

Some of the best panoramic views of the park and surrounding hills can be seen from this 5,013-foot tower, which is typically not staffed...