Learn About the Park

A ribbon formation in the cave called Cave Bacon

Learn about Jewel Cave's natural wonders including geology, wildlife, and plant life.

A Park Ranger standing in front of the Historic entrance to the cave.
History & Culture

Jewel Cave's 100+ years of human history.

A gypsum flower, a type of cave formation
Photos & Multimedia

Take a look at our photo gallery including images of cave formations, wildlife, and wildflowers and watch our park film!

Park Ranger in a classroom with kids

Teachers, let Jewel Cave help introduce your students to nature!

Three kids standing in the Visitor Center with Junior Ranger books and badges.
Kids & Youth

Visiting Jewel Cave? Join thousands of other kids by becoming a Junior Ranger.

Jewel Cave entrance sign

See what's happening at Jewel Cave.

Management standing next to the entrance sign.

Understand the monument's rules and decisions.

An image of the park store including t-shirts, postcards and other products
Park Store

Visit our friends at Black Hills Parks & Forests Association.

Last updated: September 2, 2023

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

11149 U.S. Hwy. 16
Building B12

Custer, SD 57730


605 673-8300
The main phone line connects visitors with staff at the visitor center. Throughout the year, the phone line is monitored by staff on a daily basis, excluding holidays and days with limited visitor services. Please be advised that after-hours messages are not taken on the system; visitors are encouraged to call the visitor center during normal operations and speak with a park ranger for assistance.

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