Deaf / Hearing Loss
Welcome to Wind Cave National Park. We have prepared this information to afford visitors with hearing impairments the opportunity to safely and enjoyably experience the resources of this park.
If you have questions, do not hesitate to ask a ranger.
Sign-language capable rangers may be available. If you contact the park at least a week before your visit a ranger who can sign may be available.
Scripts of tours may be downloaded below.
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, but special arrangements may be made in advance for visitors with special concerns. The most comprehensive offering of cave tours is available from early June to late August. Fees are charged for all scheduled tours.
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.