Plan Your Visit

Plan ahead to get the most out of your visit! All cave access is by ranger guided tours only and tickets can sell out fast, especially in the busy summer months. Tickets can be reserved ahead of time at

Exploring the timeless depths of the cave… watching the wind carve through the prairie grass... seeing a newborn bison take its first wobbly steps; Wind Cave National Park offers something for everyone.

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Basic Information

Operating hours and seasons, fee information, directions, and more.

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Park Map

View a map of Wind Cave National Park.

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Tour Wind Cave

Find tour descriptions and times.

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Follow these safety tips during your visit to Wind Cave and recreate responsibly.

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Things to Do

Whether it's hiking, watching wildlife, or backcountry camping, Wind Cave has something for everyone.

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Learn about special accessibility cave tours and other accessible activities in the park.

Last updated: December 1, 2022

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

26611 US Highway 385
Hot Springs, SD 57747


605 745-4600

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