Free tours offered at Wind Cave on Veterans Day

WIND CAVE NATIONAL PARK, S.D. – Wind Cave National Park will offer free tours on Veterans Day, Sunday, Nov. 11, in honor of veterans and active duty members of the U.S. Armed Forces.

Tours of the Natural Entrance route will begin at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. The last tour of the day, at 3 p.m., is along the Garden of Eden route.

Besides offering free cave tours on Veterans Day at Wind Cave National Park, there are also over 30 miles of hiking trails available year-round.

Visitors on both tours will view the boxwork formation for which the cave is famous. The Natural Entrance Tour lasts hour and a quarter tour and has 300 stairs. The Garden of Eden Tour is an hour long and has 150 stairs.

“Taking one of these tours Sunday would be a great way to enjoy our country’s diverse cultural and natural history while honoring the men and women of our military,” said Park Superintendent Vidal Dávila. “This is a day to take a moment and reflect on the sacrifices made by our service men and women while visiting one of our national parks.”

Cave temperature is approximately 54 degrees. A light coat or sweater and sturdy walking shoes are recommended.

All tours begin at the visitor center located a half mile off US Highway 385. Tour space is limited, and it is recommended people arrive early for tours.

For more information, please contact Wind Cave National Park at 605-745-4600.

Information and photo provided by Wind Cave National Park
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