Program and Tour Schedule
All cave tours are ranger-guided and leave from the visitor center. Tickets are sold on a first-come, first-served basis. During the summer months long waits may be encountered. To avoid waits, the best time to visit the cave is during the early hours of the day. During the summer weekends are good times to visit; Tuesdays and Wednesdays are the busiest days. Click on directions for a map of the area.
Holders of the Senior (Golden Age)/Access Passes are eligible for half price tickets for cave tours for the cardholder only. The America the Beautiful - National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass (Annual Pass) does not waive cave tour fees which are Expanded Amenity Fees.
NOTE: Tour schedules are subject to change. Please call 605-745-4600 to confirm tour times.
October 12, 2014 - Mid April 2015 (subject to change)
Mid April - Early May 2015 (subject to change)
Memorial Day Weekend (subject to change)
Main Summer Schedule - Early June - Early August 2015 (subject to change)
Early September - Late September 2015 (subject to change)
Late September - Mid October 2015 (subject to change)
Tour schedules are subject to change. Please call 605-745-4600 to confirm tour times. Programs are subject to cancellation during severe weather. All tours leave from the visitor center located off US Highway 385 about 11 miles north of Hot Springs, South Dakota. Do not use your GPS to find the visitor center - you will get lost. Click on directions for a map of the area.
Tickets are sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Reservations for organized groups are available. For more information please call (605) 745-4600. Descriptions of all of the programs offered throughout the year at Wind Cave National Park are available at the webpage: Program and Tour Descriptions.
Limited areas of the cave are accessible to wheelchairs. Sign-language capable rangers are available. Please call ahead at 605-745-4600 to make special arrangements for an accessible or sign-language tour or ask at the park's information desk. Fees are charged for these services. Visit the Tours for Visitors with Special Needs page for more information. General information scripts of tours are available and can be downloaded by clicking here.