Wind Cave National Park protects two very different worlds - one deep within the earth, the other a sunlit world of many resources. The park is also one of America's first national parks.
The stories of Wind Cave National Park tell the tales of exploring one of the world's longest cave systems, the development of the world's first national park to protect a cave, returning the wildlife to the park's surface world, the work of groups such as the Civilian Conservation Corps to prepare the park for visitors, and the ongoing conservation efforts to protect a mixed-grass prairie ecosytem.
- A Brief History
- Lakota Emergence Story (youtube)
- Wind Cave's Early Days
- Defining Moments
- Alvin McDonald's Diary
- Mazes and Marvels
- The Story of Professor Johnstone's Visit to Wind Cave
- Cave Regions of the Ozarks and Black Hills
- Black Hills History
- National Park Service History
- Cave Exploration
- Birth of a National Park
- 1902 Survey of Wind Cave
- Passages through many worlds