Wind Cave National Park

Discover the biodiversity of the prairie and one of the world’s longest and most complex caves!

Bison standing in Wind Cave National Park

Wildlife is abundant at Wind Cave

Wind Cave National Park is one of the oldest national parks, and the first national park to protect a cave! It is home to a rolling prairie ecosystem with abundant wildlife species such as bison, elk, prairie dogs, coyotes, badgers, and burrowing owls. Beneath the prairie is another world, with one of the world’s longest caves!  Named for barometric winds, Wind Cave is over 150 miles of complex passages and is known for its unique boxwork formations. We have been partners with Wind Cave since 1946, and the visitor center is our headquarters and main office.


Boxwork cave formation

Boxwork is a rare cave formation

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Park Contacts:

Mailing Address:
26611 US Highway 385
Hot Springs, SD 57747

(605) 745-4600

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