Wind Cave Room - Mound Builders Rest

Two cavers inside mound builders rest
Mound Builders Rest

NPS Photo by Tom Bean

Discovered by Alvin McDonald, Elmer McDonald, and Melvin Moore on January 12, 1891. "Mound Builders Rest" was scratched onto a small rock and placed on a ledge along one wall. Mound Builders Rest is a wide, low-ceilinged hall with a high fissure down one side. This area was one of the sites of an early wild caving tour.

Last updated: December 28, 2017

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