Plan Your Visit
Construction Projects at Jewel Cave
The visitor center parking lot improvement project is under way through the winter months. The stairs and wheelchair ramp to the visitor center are also under construction. Due to this project, there are no reservations for cave tours. All visitors must ride in a courtesy van (shuttle) to and from the visitor center.
A visit to Jewel Cave National Monument is most enjoyable when it is pre-planned. We suggest you begin by deciding which cave tour is appropriate for you and your family. All cave tours are ranger-guided and fees are charged for tours (prices are available on the Fees and Reservations page). Tour tickets are available at the Monument on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, click on the Operating Hours and Seasons page for an updated tour schedule and visitor center hours of operation.