Free Tours over Presidents Day Weekend at Wind Cave

Brown boxwork hangs from the ceiling.
Wind Cave is world famous for a cave formation called boxwork.

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News Release Date: February 5, 2015

Contact: Tom Farrell, 605-745-1130

WIND CAVE NATIONAL PARK, S.D.-Wind Cave National Park will offer free tours over Presidents Day weekend, February 14 to the 16. Tours of the Garden of Eden will begin at the visitor center at 10 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m. Visitors will walk along the Garden of Eden Tour route and view boxwork formations for which the cave is famous. This 1/4-mile tour is moderately strenuous with approximately 150 steps andlasts one hour.

"Getting out and exploring your parks is a great way to celebrate Presidents Day Weekend," said Park Superintendent Vidal Dávila. "President Theodore Roosevelt created Wind Cave National Park in 1903. It was the nation's eighth national park."

Good walking shoes are recommended for people touring the cave. Tickets are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. All tours begin at the visitor center located ½-mile off US Highway 385.

For more information, contact Wind Cave National Park at 605-745-4600.



Last updated: April 10, 2015

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