Wind Cave National Park is located 6 miles north of Hot Springs, SD.
The Visitor Center is located 11 miles north of Hot Springs off U.S. Hwy 385 (about one half mile west from the highway). Be aware that many GPS units locate the park visitor center north on State Road 87. Do not trust your GPS to find the visitor center you will get lost. The coordinates for the Wind Cave National Park Visitor Center are N43 33' 22" W103 28' 38".
For visitors traveling on I-90: At Rapid City, SD, exit onto U.S. Route 79 south. Follow Route 79 south approximately 50 miles to U.S. Route 385. Turn right onto U.S. Route 385 North, which will take you through Hot Springs and into Wind Cave National Park - again do not trust your GPS going through Hot Springs - stay on U.S. Hwy 385. Once you are in the park follow signs to the visitor center for cave tours and general park information.
Visitors can also reach the park by following Route 16 west out of Rapid City onto U.S. Route 385 south. The park is about 20 miles south of Custer, SD off U.S. Hwy 385. Be aware that many GPS units locate the park visitor center north on State Road 87 - stay on U.S. Hwy 385. The visitor center road is about 1 miile south of the junction of U.S. Hwy 385 and State Road 87 Do not trust your GPS to find the visitor center.
Visitors traveling from Nebraska can follow U.S. Hwy 385 north to the park.
Visitors may also travel through Custer State Park on State Road 36 and 87. These winding roads are slower than other routes, but provide visitors with scenic views of the Black Hills, Custer State Park and Wind Cave National Park.