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September 22, 2017
Jewel Cave Hosts Teacher Project WILD Workshop
A workshop for teachers and educators related to Project WILD and Project Learning Tree is offered from October 13-15, 2017. The deadline to apply for the workshop is October 11. An academic credit hour is available for interested participants.

September 19, 2017
Free Tours at Jewel Cave and Wind Cave for National Public Lands Day
Free tours offered at Jewel Cave and Wind Cave in celebration of National Public Lands Day on Saturday, September 30, 2017. Jewel Cave will also host volunteer projects for this special day of service and celebration. Volunteer activities begin at 10 a.m. and end at 3 p.m.

July 28, 2017
Jewel Cave Teams Up With Black Hills Central Reservations
Working in collaboration with Black Hills Central Reservations, Jewel Cave is offering visitors the ability to purchase tickets in advance (over 48 hours) for the Scenic Cave Tour using an online service: or through a call center at 844-245-6179. Tickets for same day tours are available on a first come, first served basis at the Monument.

June 02, 2017
Jewel Cave Celebrates National Trails Day 2017
For the 8th consecutive year, Jewel Cave staff offer two hikes on Saturday, June 3. The first hike starts at 10 a.m. on the Roof Trail. The second hike starts at 1 p.m. and treks the 3.5-mile Canyons Trail. Both activities begin at the visitor center.

February 23, 2017
Spring Breakers Should Plan Ahead
The postponed elevator condition assessment will take place from February 27 - March 3 and again from March 13 - 17. Cave tours will not be available during these assessment periods. Cave tours will be offered on weekends only.

January 27, 2017
Elevator Condition Assessment Delayed at Jewel Cave
Jewel Cave will be open for visitors from January 30 - February 10. Technical experts and contractors are unavailable to assist the Monument with the elevator condition assessment as originally planned.

January 17, 2017
Jewel Cave Prepares for Elevator Assessment
Elevator technicians and park staff will be assessing the elevator shaft and related components starting on Monday, January 30, and this process is scheduled to conclude on Friday, February 10, 2017.

January 13, 2017
New Year and New Discoveries at Jewel Cave
Volunteer cavers realized that 2017 would be a year of great excitement. The cavers traveled to the recently established Deep Camp and while there, they mapped and surveyed 9,777 feet of new passages. They also discovered two new lakes on January 1, 2017.

November 18, 2016
Skip the Lines and OptOutside at Jewel Cave
The staff at Jewel Cave is hosting two special programs on Friday, November 25 as an alternative to Black Friday shopping. A Park Ranger will lead a nature hike at 11:00 a.m. followed by an interpretive talk on cave exploration at 1:30 p.m.

November 04, 2016
Jewel Cave Announces Off-Season Facility Hours and Cave Tour Schedule
Jewel Cave announces that it will be open 7 days a week this winter, excluding Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day. The visitor center is open 8:30 am - 4:30 pm. Beginning Monday, Nov. 28, a limited tour schedule will be available. Scenic Tours and Discovery Talks are only offered on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

Last updated: July 11, 2016

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