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Free Cave Tours At Wind Cave National Park During Presidents Day Weekend


Wind Cave National Park will offer free tours of the Garden of Eden section of the cave, where you can spy "boxwork" formations. NPS photo.

Find yourself near Wind Cave National Park in South Dakota during Presidents Day Weekend and you should drop in to take a free cave tour.

The tours will be offered February 15-17 through the Garden of Eden section. They'll head out from the park's visitor center at 10 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m. 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.

“It’s a nice opportunity to see a local attraction while getting out of the cold. It’s 53 degrees year around in the cave,” said Vidal Davila, park superintendent. “We recommend sturdy walking shoes and a light coat or sweater.”

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

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