Wind Cave Offers Free Tours over Veterans Day Weekend

Close-up photo of a brilliant white rock formation that looks like frost.
Visitors will see examples of frostwork on the Garden of Eden Tour.

NPS Photo/ Megan Saalfeld

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News Release Date: November 1, 2012

Contact: Tom Farrell, 605-745-1130

WIND CAVE NATIONAL PARK, S.D. - Wind Cave National Park will offer free tours over Veterans Day Weekend in honor of U.S. veterans and current members of the U.S. Armed Force.

Tours will be offered at 10 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m. Saturday, November 10th, through Monday, November 12th. 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 and lasts one hour.

"We invite all our visitors to enjoy their national parks on this holiday weekend while pausing to remember the sacrifices of our service men and women," said park superintendent Vidal Davila.

Tickets are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Cave temperature is approximately 53 ºF. A light coat or sweater and sturdy walking shoes are recommended. All tours begin at the visitor center located ½-mile off US Highway 385.

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


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