Cognitive / Learning Disabilities
The visitor center and the cave are accessible to people with special needs. Some areas of the cave are accessible to people with limited mobility. Cave trails are often narrow, dimly lighted, and may be wet and slippery. There are numerous stairs along all of the tour routes. Please visit our webpages that describe the cave tours to decide which tour might meet your needs. Special arrangements may be made in advance for visitors with special concerns.
Tours of Wind Cave are offered all year, except for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's days. Scheduled tours are available first-come, first-served. The most comprehensive offering of cave tours is available from early June to late August. Fees are charged for all scheduled tours.
Driving through or hiking in the park to view the diverse ecosystems and wildlife native to the American prairie is a delight for all visitors.
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.