Wind Cave National Park honors veterans with special offer

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

Tours being offered:

  • Garden of Eden: 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. – lasts for an hour and has 150 stairs
  • Fairgrounds: 1 p.m. – lasts an hour and a half and has 450 stairs
Ranger Pointing Flashlight

Free tours will be offered Friday, November 11, at Wind Cave National Park in honor of Veterans Day. Photo courtesy National Park Service.

Visitors on both tours will view the boxwork formation for which the cave is famous.

“Taking one of these tours 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 Leigh Welling. “Besides taking a cave tour, we encourage people to explore our surface landscape by driving through the park or hiking one of our many trails.”  

The cave’s temperature is approximately 54 degrees, so a light coat or sweater and sturdy walking shoes are recommended.

All tours begin at the Visitor Center located a half-mile off U.S. Highway 385.

Tour space is limited, and reservations are recommended. To make a reservation, click here. There will be a $1 charge for making a reservation, and any ticket not reserved three days prior to the tour will be available for same day purchase.

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