Candlelight Cave Tour
NPS Photo by Sheena Harper
Experience the cave by candlelight! See the way the earliest explorers of Wind Cave saw the cave by candlelight. This tour takes place in a less developed, unlighted section of the cave. Each participant will carry a candle bucket. The tour is limited to 10 people and the minimum age is 8.
This tour is only available during the summer months.
*Interagency Annual Park Pass is not applicable for these fees.
Some rooms seen on this tour:
Safety and Conservation
Cave trails are dimly lighted and trail surfaces may be uneven, wet and slippery. Some of the cave ceilings are low, requiring some bending or stooping. Tours are moderately strenuous.
PERSONS WITH HEART CONDITIONS OR OTHER PHYSICAL LIMITATIONS SHOULD RECONSIDER.
Wear low-heeled walking shoes with non-slip soles. Do not wear sandals or shoes with leather or hard composition soles. A light jacket or sweater is recommended as the cave is 53° F [11° C].
For the protection of the cave, please do not touch the cave, remove cave rocks or formations, or step off the trail. Photography is discouraged on this tour for safety reasons. Please stay with the tour group.
There are no restrooms in the cave. Pets are not permitted in the cave.
PLEASE NO EATING, DRINKING, SMOKING, OR CHEWING GUM OR TOBACCO WHILE ON TOUR.
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.