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Jewel Cave is one of the world's longest caves. This has lead to some fascinating and important discoveries as explorers have ventured deeper into the cave. Not only has the cave provided beautiful and amazing sights, the surface of the monument has it's own beauty and story to be told. Scroll through the photo galleries below to learn more about the natural and cultural history of Jewel Cave National Monument or use the "On This Page" list to jump to a specific gallery.


Cave Formations


Uncommon Cave Formations


Gypsum Formations


Stalagmites & Stalactites


Surface Features


Cave Exploration


Historic Photos


Last updated: June 13, 2022

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11149 U.S. Hwy. 16
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