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Free tours at Wind Cave on Veterans Day

Wind Cave National Park, South Dakota (Photo courtesy of Travel South Dakota)


WIND CAVE NATIONAL PARK – Wind Cave National Park will offer free tours on November 11, Veterans Day, to commemorate and honor the service of American veterans.

Tours of the Garden of Eden are at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. This hour-long tour offers opportunities to view of a variety of formations commonly found in Wind Cave. The tour has 150 stairs and is the least strenuous tour the park offers.

There will be a tour of the Fairgrounds leaving at 1 p.m. This tour climbs into a higher level and sees some slightly larger rooms. It lasts an hour and a half and has 450 stairs on it. Visitors on all tours will view the boxwork formation for which the cave is famous.

Tickets will be free that day but will be distributed on a first come, first served basis. Tours are expected to “sell out” by late morning. Following CDC guidelines, face coverings must be worn inside the visitor center and on all cave tours, regardless of vaccination status.

Wind Cave’s temperature is 54 degrees. A light coat or sweater and sturdy walking shoes are recommended. All tours enter and leave the cave via elevators.

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

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