November 1 - Change in Hours of Operation and Tour Schedule
The visitor center will be open Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (closed on weekends). Guided cave tours will only be available on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays of each week. Tours will not be available on Mondays and Tuesdays. More »
Public Feedback Requested
Jewel Cave National Monument is requesting public feedback for the proposed fee increases of cave tour tickets in 2014. Visit the NPS Planning, Environment, and Public Comment (PEPC) website for more information or to provide comments. More »
Explore and Discover One of the Last Frontiers in the World ...
Immerse yourself within the third longest cave in the world. With over 168 miles of mapped and surveyed passages, this underground wilderness appeals to human curiosity. Its splendor is revealed through fragile formations and glimpses of brilliant color. Its maze of passages lure explorers, and its scientific wealth remains a mystery. This resource is truly a jewel in the National Park Service.
Plan a Vacation, Experience an Adventure
If you are gearing up for an exciting trip to Jewel Cave National Monument, the Calcite Chronicle is an excellent planning resource.Read More
What Kind of Cave Tour Experience Do You Desire?
Park Rangers offer four different types of cave tour experiences. Ranging from easy treks to strenuous trips, visitors discover the cave.Read More
Latest Chapter of the Jewel Cave Adventure
Check out the current cave mileage and read about the most recent exploration trips.Read More
Junior Rangers are a Step Above the Rest
Challenge and provoke your kids to learn even more about the Monument through the Junior Ranger Program. Kids ages 5-12 are welcome to participate.Read More
Explore the Surface of Jewel Cave
Ranger guided hikes occur daily during the summer. The hikes provide recreation and offer visitors a chance to learn about the pine forest.Read More
Engage Yourself Through Special Events
A variety of events take place at the Monument throughout the year. Each activity exposes visitors to another story behind the scenery.Read More
Volunteers In Parks Help Make Success
An array of volunteer projects occur throughout the year. These efforts play a vital role in the success of the Monument.Read More
Restoration Camp Empowers the Public
Restoration Camp is an example of volunteers protecting a national resource. The work is hard and preserves an underground treasure.Read More
A Pass is Your Ticket for Adventure
America the Beautiful - the National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Passes are welcome at Jewel Cave with some tour limitations.Read More
Did You Know?
Due to changes in barometric pressure, strong winds blow through Jewel Cave’s passages miles from the natural entrance. Areas in the cave where the wind is exceptionally strong or loud have names like Hurricane Corner, Whistle Stop, Exhaust Pipe, Humdinger, and Drafty Maneuver.