Wind Cave Room - Columbian Hall
This room was named after the 1893 Columbian Exposition in Chicago. "Columbian Hall" was found smoked on the ceiling when it was rediscovered in the early 1970's by Wind Cave seasonal rangers. Originally discovered by Alvin McDonald and John Stabler on May 5, 1893.
Did You Know?
Fire is an important factor in protecting the prairie. Historically, fires burned across the prairie every 4 to 7 years. Fires burn the small trees that would otherwise march across the prairie and turn the grasslands to forest.