• Wind Cave National Park - Two Worlds

    Wind Cave

    National Park South Dakota

Historic District - VIP Center - 1935

VIP Center - 1935
VIP Center - 1935
NPS Photo by Jim Pisarowicz
 

This building was originally designed and used to house a generating plant. This power house was developed as a result of the installation of the elevator and additional buildings at Wind Cave which necessitated a larger power plant.

It has also been named the Recreation Hall, Shop, Conference Hall, and Storehouse.

Did You Know?

Natural Entrance of Wind Cave

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.