• Wind Cave National Park - Two Worlds

    Wind Cave

    National Park South Dakota

Wind Cave Room Names - I

Room

Date

Named By

Explanation

Ice Cream Shop, The

3/24/2001

Marc Ohms, Rene Ohms, Matt Reece A beautifully decorated area with white stalagmites, stalactites, soda straws, and draperies that resembled vanilla ice cream. It was named after Matt and Renee waited for 30 minutes while Marc scooped ahead. When he finally returned, they asked him, "Do you want one or two scoops?", chiding him for being gone so long.
Ice Flow

11/10/1990

Garrie Petrie, Norm Thompson, Pat Seiser Aragonite blister-floored passage.
Ice Gorge

03/12/1892

Alvin McDonald, Elmer McDonald, J.D. McDonald, George Stabler
Ice Palace

01/22/1893

A.F. McDonald, Saura V. Smith, Mary McDonald, Fred Darlington
Ice Rink

06/12/2004

Chris Amidon, Sarah Petite, Ajax Dalman A dome filled with wet formations dripping into a flowstone pool that reminded one of the cavers of an ice rink.
Ice Room

<10/6/1984

Located before the low belly crawl to the Lower Columbian Hall.
Ice Storm

12/29/1979

John Scheltens, Dave Springhetti The huge quartz geode has finger-like projections with manganese interiors. Beautiful crystals resemble jewels. Also known as the Crown Jewels.
Ice Stream Room

06/09/1984

Warren Netherton, Jim Pisarowicz, Karen Rosga There is a small pure white flowstone deposit like a small stream flowing across this room.
Iceberg

08/01/1971

Chris Hill, Nelson Kuniansky, Steve Nordstrom, John Scharres The name of a HUGE breakdown block, possibly the largest known in Wind Cave.
Icy Carrot Room, The

12/14/2002

Carl Bern, Mike Wiles, Jeff Goben A room with dense white soda straws and stalactites that resemble carrots.
Idas Washbasin

<1893

Alvin McDonald Ida's Washbasin was written on the walls in this area. Surveyed by Abby Wines, Dave Saifsky, & Stacy Smyth
Igloo Room

12/11/1993

James Wilson, Mike Zawada, Steve Kumpf
Igloo, SD

02/21/2006

Jason Walz, Bonny Armstrong, Eric Grunwald Named for a ghost town in South Dakota. The NF and WJ survey areas are collectively known as Ghost Town.
Imagination Room

08/27/1987

Jim Nepstad, Jim Pisarowicz, Karen Rosga Large, domed room where the frostwork and popcorn was really spectacular. You could use your imagination to see just about anything in the room.
Imperial Dome

07/04/1891

Alvin McDonald, M.E. and Willie Crookam, George Lee
Ims Room
Independence Hall

12/01/71

John Scheltens Originally entered by Ken Carpenter and other members of the Colorado Grotto on the 4th of July, 1969.
Independence Spectres, The

<1893

Alvin McDonald
Indistinct Avenue

11/10/1990

Jim Nepstad, Greg Nepstad, Stan Allison, Paul Burger
Inner Outlet

11/23/1990

Matt Kramar, Randy Waslien?, Rich Ness
Inner Sea

10/22/1986

Jim Pisarowicz, Bob Kobza A small lake off the Mammoth's Backbone.
Insane on the Membrane Squeeze

12/14/1996

Evan Anderson, Shawn Kramer, Skip Withrow An 8 1/2" squeeze.
Installation 35

01/25/2006

Rod Horrocks, Derek Marohn An inscription was found on the wall that read, "Radiators installed 8-18-35", which referred to the coolant system installed in the nearby Isolation Room to cool hot water from the Power House, which generated electricity for the elevator.
Instant Guilt Trip

07/04/2006

Larry Shaffer, Lee-Gray Boze, Tonia Foster Named because the surveyors had a difficult time moving around this moonmilk-covered room.
Intimate Rock

04/05/1991

Martha Kubicek, Doiug Pflugh, Tom Shields, T?m Sulser A rock that has to be climbed over in a crawl near station GBC9.
Inverted Bath Tubs

<1893

Alvin McDonald?
Inverted Wash Bowl

<1893

Alvin McDonald?
Iowa Falls

09/04/1892

Alvin McDonald, Alfred Gere
Irish Misery

11/26/1890

Alvin McDonald, Robert B. Moss
Irish Point Lace

A 20-foot section of boxwork in the ceiling of the Elks Room.
Isolation Room

08/18/1935

CCC This room was where the radiators were installed on 8/18/35 to cool the power plant that generated electricity for the new elevator. This coolant system was composed of 2,300 feet of 2" pipe that hot water was circulated through and cooled before being returned to the Power House (currently the VIP Center).
It's Still Early

05/06/1987

Jim Nepstad, Jim Pisarowicz It was still early in the trip when this small room was discovered.

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