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Wind Cave National Park Offers Free Tours on Martin Luther King Jr. Day


Wind Cave National Park, S.D. – Wind Cave National Park will offer free tours at 10 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m. on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, January 18. 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. 

“This is a great time of year to visit the park. It’s typically warmer in the cave at 54 degrees than it is outside, so a cave tour is a nice way of escaping the winter’s cold,” said Park Superintendent Vidal Dávila. “We recommend good walking shoes for your visit to Wind Cave, one of the world’s longest caves,”

Tickets are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. All tours begin at the visitor center located ½-mile off US Highway 385.

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


Photo caption: Visitors taking free tours of Wind Cave on January 18 will view a rare calcite cave formation called boxwork. (NPS Photo)

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Tom Farrell
National Park Service
Phone: 605-745-1130