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
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.