• Wind Cave National Park - Two Worlds

    Wind Cave

    National Park South Dakota

Wind Cave Room - Eastern Star

Signitures of early visitors to Wind Cave on August 17, 1892, in the Eastern Star Room
Signitures of early visitors to Wind Cave on August 17, 1892, in the Eastern Star Room
NPS Photo by Tom Bean
 
Discovered by Alvin McDonald on June 13, 1891. The room is named for the Eastern Star group who held a meeting in the cave in this area. Originally called Five Points by Alvin McDonald because of the five leads heading off of the room.

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Bull elk in the park.

A Rocky Mountain bull elk weighs between 700 - 800 pounds. Rocky Mountain elk were introduced to the park in 1914 and 1916. More...