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    Jewel Cave

    National Monument South Dakota

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  • Caution - Parking Lot at Jewel Cave is under construction

    The parking lot project is on schedule for completion this fall. There is limited RV parking. The stairs and wheelchair ramp to the visitor center are also under construction. Signage along a service road will help guide visitors to the visitor center. More »

Multimedia Presentations


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Jewel Cave Today, 9/28/2006, (Duration 11:24)

Topic: Recent and ongoing barometric wind research at Jewel Cave.

Host: Gary C. Chancey

Guest: Mike Wiles, Chief of Resource Management

What does airflow tell us about Jewel Cave? How can it be used to predict the total volume of the cave? How much of the cave has been discovered so far? Answers to these questions and more can be found in this edition of Jewel Cave Today.



Cave Explorers Describe Exploration at Jewel Cave (30 MB .AVI, 6:47)

Interview with cavers who recently spent four days underground and explored passages near the end of the cave.

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.