• Wind Cave National Park - Two Worlds

    Wind Cave

    National Park South Dakota

Wind Cave Room - Cathedral

Cathedral
Cathedral
NPS Photo
 

On the 4th of July in 1891, Alvin McDonald, M.E. and Willie Crookam, and George Lee discovered this area of Wind Cave. This large room, with abundant boxwork, has been said to look like a "cathedral" or a "church". It is the southern half of what used to be known as Capitol Hall.

Did You Know?

Sign used at Wind Cave in 1903 when the cave became a national park.

Wind Cave is the first cave in the world to be designated as a national park. That occurred on January 9, 1903.