If you don't get out of your car at Wind Cave, you haven't scratched the surface—literally. The park has more than 145 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.
- Underground exploring Wind Cave offers visitors the chance to get their hands and feet dirty on guided tours through long and complex caves.
- The call of the wild Wind Cave National Park boasts a wide variety of animals bison, coyote, deer, antelope, elk, and prairie dogs.
- Education by candlelight Wind Cave offers numerous educational and interpretive programs, including the Candlelight Cave Tour, which allows guests to explore the cave by candlelight only.
- Historic cave On January 3, 1903, President Theodore Roosevelt signed a bill that made Wind Cave the first cave in the nation protected by the federal government.
- Noteworthy neighbors With its proximity to national parks, state parks, and other monuments, Wind Cave is situated perfectly to explore some of America's greatest national treasures.