• Wind Cave National Park - Two Worlds

    Wind Cave

    National Park South Dakota

Garden of Eden Cave Tour

Frostwork

Frostwork along the Garden of Eden Cave Tour

NPS Photo

This 1-hour tour is our least strenuous tour. It is a wonderful sample of Wind Cave. Small amounts of all of the beautiful cave formations - boxwork, cave popcorn, and flowstone - are seen along this ¼-mile trail. The tour is designed for people with limited time or abilities. It enters and leaves the cave by elevator with 150 steps along the tour route.

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Fees*

Age 17-61

$10.00

Age 6-16

$5.00

Senior, Golden Age or Access Passes

$5.00

Under 6 (all children must have a ticket)

Free

*Interagency Annual Park Passes are not applicable for these fees.

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Features

  • The tour enters and exits the cave by elevator.
  • The tour lasts one hour, is less than ¼ mile long, and encounters 150 stairs.
  • You will be walking primarily through the upper level of the cave and will see cave popcorn, frostwork and boxwork.

Some rooms seen on this tour:

Eastern Star

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 permitted, but please no tripods. 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.

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