• Wind Cave National Park - Two Worlds

    Wind Cave

    National Park South Dakota

Wind Cave Room - Fairgrounds

Signitures of the cave explorers who discovered the Fairgrounds
Signitures of the cave explorers who discovered the Fairgrounds
NPS Photo by Bill Holmes
 
The Fairgrounds was first entered by George A. Stabler, Alvin McDonald, Elmer McDonald, and J.D. McDonald on March 20, 1892. This room was the largest discovered in Wind Cave until the Club Room was found in 1964. It was called the Fairgrounds by George Stabler because every feature of the cave could be found there.

Did You Know?

fire on the prairie

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.