Candlelight Tour

Wind Cave National Park Tours

RESERVATIONS are required and can only be made by calling 605-745-4600 up to one month before the tour date.

This tour is offered June 4 - Sept. 4, 2023.

Experience the cave by candlelight as it was a century ago. Explore the unique geology and boxwork formations of the Blue Grotto route while learning about some of the colorful characters and events in Wind Cave’s past. This 2-hour strenuous tour visits a part of the cave with no lights. Participants must carry a candle bucket while navigating paved and natural cave surfaces, some large steps, tight passages, slick footing, and numerous stairs over the 0.6-mile route. Limited to 10 people and the minimum age is 8 years old. (NOTE: The Adult rate applies to all participants for this tour, regardless of age.)

REQUIRED: Long pants (no holes) and sturdy lace-up shoes or boots with good tread. Inadequate clothing is grounds for removal from tour. 

NOT ALLOWED: Shoes or clothing worn in any other cave.

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