Jewel Cave National Monument

Near Custer, South Dakota

Jewel Cave National Monument does not offer reservations through Please take a look at the area details below for more information about visiting this location. Enjoy your visit!


Constructed in the early 1970s, the visitor center opened to the public on Memorial Day 1972. The facility offers two rooms of interactive exhibits and engaging displays, featuring the surface and sub-surface resources. A large classroom area is also available for school field trips and special events, with large windows facing to the south toward nearby Lithograph Canyon. A park store connects the classroom to the exhibits and is operated by the Black Hills Parks and Forests Association.

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