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The front of the Wind Cave Visitor Center
The front of the Wind Cave Visitor Center.

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Wind Cave Visitor Center

The Visitor Center is a great place to start your park visit. Whether you are intrigued with the cave, the prairie, or both, it is easy to discover more about the park by exploring the exhibit rooms.

Wind Cave Visitor Center is opened daily all year except Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Days. The visitor center is opened 8:00 am - 4:30 pm with expanded hours during the summer. All cave tours leave from the visitor center. Do not use your GPS to find the visitor center - you will get lost. Click here for directions.

The upper exhibit room has displays ranging from how the Plains Indians used the bison to how the park manages the prairie. The cave exhibit room explains cave formations, the development of the cave, and the park's colorful history. A movie, Wind Cave, Two Worlds, about the cave, the prairie, and the park is shown in our auditorium.

Stop in at the visitor center for information, cave tours, exhibits, slide and video programs, maps, books, backcountry permits, Senior and Access Passports, and Federal Lands Passes. The visitor center and the cave are accessible to people with disabilities, please inquire at the visitor center. For more information call 605-745-4600.


Last updated: September 26, 2019

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26611 US Highway 385
Hot Springs, SD 57747


(605) 745-4600

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