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 »
07/27/2013Location: Visitor Center Time: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM Fee Information: Free
The Black Hills Raptor Center in nearby Rapid City shares their live birds of prey on the front patio of the visitor center. Wildlife rehabilitators share the natural history of each species. Each species is commonly found at Jewel Cave National Monument, whether living in the ponderosa pine forest or surrounding fire scarred landscape.
This is an excellent program for Junior Rangers and Pee Wee Rangers. Interested visitors are encouraged to take part in a morning cave tour, have lunch, then take part in this program in the early afternoon ... spend the day at the Monument.