• Wind Cave National Park - Two Worlds

    Wind Cave

    National Park South Dakota

For Kids

Children Looking at Cactus on the Prairie at Wind Cave National Park

Children looking at cactus on the prairie at Wind Cave National Park

NPS Photo by Bill Holmes

Wind Cave National Park offers a variety of wonderful opportunities to learn about the natural resources of the park for children. Ranger guided hikes, cave tours, or campfire programs provide interesting information about many different aspects of the park. Exploring the visitor center, participating in a Junior Ranger Program, or hiking in the park are great ways to discover what is special about this national park.

Junior Ranger
Program at Wind Cave National Park

Wind Cave WebRanger
On-line Junior Ranger Program at Wind Cave National Park

On-line Junior Ranger Program

Did You Know?

fire on the prairie

Fire is an important factor in protecting the prairie. Historically, fires burned across the prairie every 4 to 7 years. Fires burn the small trees that would otherwise march across the prairie and turn the grasslands to forest.