• Wind Cave National Park - Two Worlds

    Wind Cave

    National Park South Dakota

Wind Cave Room - Devils Lookout

Historic tour through Wind Cave at the Devils Lookout
Historic tour through Wind Cave at the Devils Lookout
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A 55-foot high fissure. Before electric lights one could not see into the ceiling of this chamber. It was often said that the Devil was watching people from the top of this passage. This was the extent of exploration in the cave until 1890 when Alvin Mc Donald began his explorations. First seen by L.C. Faris, Frank Halden, and Charlie Roe on June 5, 1884.

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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.