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Free Tours Offered at Wind Cave on Veterans Day

Free tours will be offered Friday, November 11, at Wind Cave National Park in honor of Veterans Day.

Wind Cave National Park will offer free tours on Veterans Day, Friday, November 11, 2022, in honor of veterans and active-duty members of the U.S. Armed Forces.

Tours of the Garden of Eden will begin at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. At 1 p.m. there will be a tour of the Fairgrounds. Visitors on both tours will view the boxwork formation for which the cave is famous. The Fairgrounds Tour lasts an hour and a half and has 450 stairs. The Garden of Eden Tour is an hour long and has 150 stairs.

“Taking one of these tours would be a great way to enjoy our country’s diverse cultural and natural history while honoring the men and women of our military,” said Park Superintendent Leigh Welling. “Besides taking a cave tour, we encourage people to explore our surface landscape by driving through the park or hiking one of our many trails.”

Cave temperature is approximately 54 degrees. A light coat or sweater and sturdy walking shoes are recommended. All tours begin at the visitor center located a half mile off US Highway 385. Tour space is limited, and reservations are recommended by visiting recreation.gov. There is a $1 charge for making a reservation. Any ticket not reserved three days prior to the tour will be available for same day purchase.

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

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