This 4-hour tour provides an introduction to safe caving in an undeveloped part of the cave. Physical stamina is required for the continual bending, stooping, crawling and climbing with some exposure to drop-offs on this very strenuous tour. Participants must be able to fit through a 10-inch tall by 3-feet wide opening. Limited to 10 people and the minimum age is 16 years old (signed parental release required for those under 18). Helmets, lights, and kneepads are provided, you supply the clothing that will never be clean again. (NOTE: The Adult rate applies to all participants for this tour, regardless of age.)
REQUIRED: Long, sturdy pants (no holes), long sleeves, 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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Tickets must be picked up 30 minutes prior to tour time. No refunds for late arrivals or missed tours. All tours begin at the Visitor Center. Allow extra travel time to the park for road work, reduced speeds, wildlife on roads, and parking.
Check at the visitor center for current Covid-related safety precautions. Face coverings may be required during periods of high infection rates.
Tour includes natural cave surfaces that may be uneven, wet, or slippery. Route includes large steps, tight passages, slick footing, and climbing with some exposure to drop-offs. Participants must be able to fit through a 10-inch tall by 3-feet wide opening. Wind Cave is 54°F (12°C) year-round.
This very strenuous cave tour is not recommended for those with heart problems, breathing difficulty, knee, neck, or back pain, poor night vision, or claustrophobia.
Please don’t bring any of these items into the cave:
All participants must be at least 16 years old (signed parental release required for anyone under 18 years old).
Long, sturdy pants (no holes), long sleeves, and sturdy lace-up shoes or boots with good tread. Inadequate clothing is grounds for removal from tour.
Not allowed on this tour.