Consisting of the world’s longest and most complex caves, Wind Cave National Park is located 16 km north of the town of Hot Springs in South Dakota. The cave is famous for its remarkable exhibition of boxwork; a rare cave formation composed of calcite fins resembling honey combs. The park draws in visitors with its mixed-grass prairie and wildlife, comprising of bison, elk, pronghorn, mule deer, coyotes and prairie dogs.
Wind Cave National Park is open year-round, 24 hours a day, however, the visitor center hours and guided tours of the cave vary by season.
Visitors should note that afternoon thunderstorms are common in June and July. Thunderstorms can be dangerous and visitors should be prepared for them. Large hail is also common and the storms can produce lightning.
The top 5 best rated things to do in Wind Cave National Park include:
1. Cave Tours
2. Backcountry Camping
4. Guided Tours
5. Horseback Riding