• Wind Cave National Park - Two Worlds

    Wind Cave

    National Park South Dakota

Wind Cave Room - Selenite Avenue

Paleofill in Selenite Avenue
Paleofill in Selenite Avenue
NPS Photo by Dave Eddy
 
Discovered by John Scheltens and Mike Francik in 1972 and named for the large number of gypsum needles (selenite) in this area.

Did You Know?

A picture of Alvin McDonald in his caving hat.

Alvin McDonald was the first systematic explorer of Wind Cave. He explored the cave from 1890 until his death in 1893. More...