Browse the collections and learn about records of the past, as well as current research taking place at Wind Cave National Park.
1959 NSS Expedition ¦ The National Speleological Society conducted an official expedition to Wind Cave in 1959. More surveying and scientific research was conducted during these 10 days then all other previous times.
Legislation Pertaining to Wind Cave National Park ¦ Laws enacted in relation to Wind Cave National Park.
Wind Cave Timeline ¦ See the important dates and events in Wind Cave's history, from the 1800s to the modern day.
Trip Reports ¦ These short reports begin in 1990 and chronicle which explorers went into the cave, how much they surveyed, and what they found.
Caving (Trip) Narratives ¦ Most narratives describe exploration trips, significant discoveries, science projects in the cave, or even trips where photography is the main goal of the trip.
Research abstracts ¦ Bibliography on historic research that has taken place at the park, as well as modern findings.
Did You Know?
Winds caused by changes in barometric pressure are what give Wind Cave its name. These winds have been measured at the cave's walk-in entrance at over 70 mph. The winds at the natural entrance of the cave attracted the attention of Native Americans and early settlers.