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 »
There are many ways for kids to explore Jewel Cave National Monument. You can download a crossword, scavenger hunt, and word searches to take with you on your trip to Jewel Cave, and kids ages 5-12 can participate in the Junior Ranger Program. Follow the links to learn more!
Did You Know?
When Jewel Cave was established as a National Monument in 1908, it was thought to be a small but pretty cave. It wasn’t until 1959 that explorers began to realize that Jewel Cave may be one of the longest caves in the world.