Birth of a National Park
First Discovery [Fairgrounds] March 20, 1892, J.D. McDonald, E.L.McDonald, A.F. McDonald, John Stabler
Wind Cave National Park was established in 1903. It is the first national park created to protect a cave. It is one of the oldest national parks in the United States.
Click on the links below to learn more about the birth of this national park.
For more information about the history of the park, visit these pages.
Winds of Wind Cave
Learn about the people and events that helped shape Wind Cave National Park.
An extensive history of Wind Cave National Park.
Learn more about the geology and formations in Wind Cave, as well as the people who explore it.
Last Updated: 04/17/2015