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July 19, 2016
Junior Ranger Day at Jewel Cave
Jewel Cave is excited to offer special activities for Junior Rangers on Saturday, July 23, from 10 - 11:30 a.m. Come join us at the visitor center.

July 08, 2016
Cub Scout Adventures Returning to Jewel Cave
Jewel Cave is hosting the return of Cub Scout Adventures Day on Saturday, July 16 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Cub Scouts will be able to participate in ranger-led activities in order to earn their Adventure Loops.

June 24, 2016
Theodore Roosevelt Coming to Jewel Cave
Jewel Cave National Monument is excited to announce that Gib Young, professional Theodore Roosevelt impersonator, will be performing a living history program on Sunday, July 3, 2016 from 1 - 4 p.m. at the visitor center.

June 10, 2016
Jewel Cave Celebrates Centennial With Special Junior Ranger Days
Jewel Cave National Monument has designated special days as Junior Ranger Days in 2016. On the following Saturdays - June 25, July 23, August 27, and September 24, Jewel Cave is hosting special programs from 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

June 01, 2016
Jewel Cave Celebrates National Trails Day and an Open House
Jewel Cave is offering two ranger-guided hikes on Saturday, June 4, 2016. Both hikes start at the Jewel Cave visitor center. The Monument is also hosting an Open House and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the successful completion of an addition to the visitor center.

April 21, 2016
Tourism to Badlands and Black Hills National Park Sites Creates Economic Benefits in 2015
Tourism to Badlands and park sites in the Black Hills creates $355,585 in economic benefits in 2015. Report shows visitor spending supports 4,677 jobs in local economy.

April 09, 2016
Voices Lead National Park Week Activities in Area Parks
Songs written by students with the help of professional songwriters highlight events planned in area parks for National Park Week, April 16 - 24.

February 26, 2016
Jewel Cave Gears Up for Spring Visitation
Beginning Monday, March 7, Jewel Cave's visitor center will be open seven days a week from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Guided cave tours will be available Wednesdays through Sundays in March.

February 10, 2016
Jewel Cave National Monument Lifts Age Restriction on Scenic Tours
Jewel Cave National Monument will be allowing children under age 5 to once again join on a Scenic Tour.

December 29, 2015
Jewel Cave and Custer State Park Offer First Day Hikes
Jewel Cave National Monument and Custer State Park are teaming up to offer First Day Hikes on Friday, January 1. The partnership complements a national campaign entitled Healthy Parks Healthy People. Jewel Cave is hosting a series of short snowshoe hikes for families on the one-quarter-mile Roof Trail, scheduled at 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m.

November 02, 2015
Bonnie Schwartz Selected as Superintendent of Jewel Cave National Monument
Bonnie Schwartz, a 25-year veteran of the National Park Service, has been selected as the new Superintendent of Jewel Cave National Monument.

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