Wind Cave National Park

26611 Us Highway 385
Hot Springs, SD 57747

Wind Cave National Park, located near Hot Springs, South Dakota, is one of the longest caves in the world, and the first cave to be designated a national park.

Caves are one of the Black Hills most mysterious and intriguing wonders. To do your exploring underground, visit Wind Cave National Park. Stretching more than 100 miles.

With a maze-like, underground chamber system, Wind Cave features the world’s largest concentration of box work, a rare formation of thin calcite fins that resemble honeycombs. Above ground, Wind Cave National Park includes a wildlife sanctuary of 28,295 acres for antelope, bison, elk, prairie dogs and other creatures to roam. Here, the ponderosa pine forest meets the rolling prairie, one of the last remaining mixed grassland areas in existence.

The cave’s visitor center is open daily except holidays. An admission fee is required to tour the cave. A list of tour options can be viewed at

This Limestone Cave in the scenic Black Hills of South Dakota is decorated by beautiful rare box work formation and calcite crystal formations. The park’s mixed grass prairie displays an impressive array of wildlife including bison.

The park is open all day, every day. Snow or severe weather can limit access to some areas of the park, especially in winter. Visitor Center hours and cave tour schedules vary throughout the year. Visit the park website or call 605.745.4600 for current conditions.

The Visitor Center is open every day of the year except Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Days. Regular hours of operation are 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM with extended hours in the spring, summer, and fall.

Wind Cave National Park
Standard Hours:  8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Wind Cave Visitor Center:  8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Spring:  8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Late Spring:  8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Summer:  8:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Late Summer:  8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Fall:  8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Tour Times:
October – early 2018: 10:00 and 1:00

Both tours are moderately strenuous, light jacket or sweater recommended and shoes are required.

Booking Instructions: Please select the appropriate number of individuals for each activity option. One time admission for use anytime during your stay.