• Wind Cave National Park - Two Worlds

    Wind Cave

    National Park South Dakota

Birth of a National Park

First Discovery - Fairgrounds
First Discovery [Fairgrounds] March 20, 1892, J.D. McDonald, E.L.McDonald, A.F. McDonald, John Stabler
NPS Photo

Wind Cave National Park was established in 1903. It is the first national park created to protect a cave. It is one of the oldest national parks in the United States.

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Did You Know?

Porcupine in tree

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