Entrance Fees:There is no entrance fee to enter the monument and explore the visitor center, exhibits, gift shop and surface trails. However, all cave access is by ranger-led tour only, which requires purchasing a tour ticket. Advance reservations can be purchased through Recreation.gov. Ticket prices can be found at Fees & Passes.
The Underground Wilderness
Beneath the Black Hills of western South Dakota lies the fascinating underground world of Jewel Cave. This amazing resource delights, perplexes, and lures visitors into a sense of exploration and discovery. Most of the cave's passages are decorated with calcite crystals and other beautiful, colorful, and rare formations.
Operating Hours and Seasons - What times are the tours?
Fees & Passes - What are the fees for cave tour tickets?
Permits and Reservations - Can I make an advanced reservation?
Last updated: March 29, 2022