• Wind Cave National Park - Two Worlds

    Wind Cave

    National Park South Dakota

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  • Trail Closure Information

    The Highland Creek Trail is closed. Backcountry Zones 1 and 2 are closed to all off-trail travel and use. The Sanctuary and Centennial Trails remain open to through traffic.

  • Temporary Road Closure Information

    Oct. 18 & 19: NPS 5 and 6 are closed for the entire weekend. Monday, Oct. 20, through Wednesday, Oct. 22, NPS 5 will be closed from Highway 87 to NPS 6. Highway 87 will be closed from Road 342 (Beaver Creek Road) north to the park boundary.

Wind Cave Room - Omnibus Hall

Stan Allison looks at the paleofill in Omnibus Hall
Stan Allison looks at the paleofill in Omnibus Hall
Photo by Art Palmer
 

A room that had everything in it (stalactites, stalagmites, flowstone, frostwork, domes, paleofill, etc.). This was the first large room found by Herb Conn after the Spillway opened up on the western edge of the then known cave. Discovered in July of 1964.

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