• Wind Cave National Park - Two Worlds

    Wind Cave

    National Park South Dakota

Wind Cave Room - Bleeding Heart

Bleeding Heart
Bleeding Heart
NPS Photo by Belfore
 
A flowstone deposit which has been stained red by iron minerals. A pool is associated with it. The area where the Bleeding Heart is located was mapped in December of 1971 by John Scheltens, Chris Hill, and Andy Flurkey.

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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.