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  • Jewel Cave National Monument

    2018 Fee Free Days

    • Location: Jewel Cave National Monument
    • Fees: Free
    Sunday, November 11, 2018

    Jewel Cave National Monument has shut down cave tours from October 15, 2018 to April 2019 in order to make necessary improvements within the cave. The visitor center, park store, and surface trails will be open during the cave closure.

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2018 Fee Free Days

The National Park Service will offer free entrance days in 2018.

In an effort to encourage public awareness of our nation’s rich natural and cultural history, these special dates are an entrance fee free day for many sites within the National Park Service. Jewel Cave National Monument is extending an invitation to the general public to experience guided cave tours free of charge on 3 special fee-free days in 2018. At Jewel Cave, all regularly scheduled Discovery Talks and Scenic Tours will be offered free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis; no reservations will be taken for cave tours on these dates.

January 15 / Martin Luther King, Jr. Day / Jewel Cave is closed for the holiday.

April 21 / First Day of National Park Week

September 22 / National Public Lands Day

November 11 / Veterans Day / No Cave Tours due to construction in the cave.

NOTE: Fees that are waived on these special dates include entrance fees,commercial tour fees, and transportation entrance fees. Other fees such as guided cave tours, camping, boat tours, concession activities, and fees collected by third parties are not included unless stated otherwise.

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11149 U.S. Hwy. 16
Building B12

Custer, SD 57730


(605) 673-8300

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