Wind Cave Room Names
The names of rooms and places in Wind Cave were given by the cave explorers who discovered these places. Often the names are descriptive, refer to people involved with Wind Cave, or tell a story about what was happening when that place was discovered. Click on a letter below for a list of room names and information about each room. Some of the room name links also have pictures or references other historic information.
Did You Know?
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.