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    Jewel Cave

    National Monument South Dakota

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  • Caution - Roadwork on Highway 16 - Expect Delays

    Construction projects both along highway 16 and the Jewel Cave parking lot are planned during this summer season. The visitor center will be open daily, 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Tours are scheduled throughout the day. No reservations for cave tours. More »

Be A Junior Ranger

Jewel Cave has two Junior Ranger Programs. One is for children ages 5-8, and the other is for children ages 9-12. Completion of the program requires you to take a cave tour, plus spend between 30 minutes to one hour completing the activity booklet. You will earn a badge after you complete the program. Ask for a Junior Ranger Program booklet when you visit. There is no charge for this activity.

Did You Know?

Red squirrel sitting on a branch/NPS file photo

Red squirrels can be seen year round in Jewel Cave National Monument harvesting pine cones from ponderosa pine trees.