Tour sold out? Additional tickets are available for same-day purchase at the park visitor center. Visit the Guided Tours page of the park website for a current schedule.
NOTE: Fees are waived for this tour only on these Fee Free Days in 2023: April 22, August 4, September 23, and November 11. Intricate formations of frostwork and popcorn can be viewed up close in the tour’s namesake room. Boxwork, Wind Cave’s signature formation, and flowstone are also seen on this route, as is evidence of early visitors. This 1-hour tour enters and leaves the cave by elevator and traverses 150 stairs along the tour route. The 0.3-mile easy tour is well-suited for people seeking a relaxed tour pace and time to view pristine cave features.
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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. A print or electronic confirmation is suitable for claiming tickets at the park.
Check at the visitor center for current Covid-related safety precautions. Face coverings may be required during periods of high infection rates.
Tour includes paved surfaces that may be uneven, wet, or slippery, and are wheelchair-accessible with assistance. Passages are dimly-lit and narrow; low ceilings require frequent ducking. Wind Cave is 54°F (12°C) year-round.
Cave tours are moderately strenuous and not recommended for those with heart problems, breathing difficulty, knee, neck, or back pain, or claustrophobia. Even downward flights of stairs may be difficult for those with bad joints or limited stamina.
Please don’t bring any of these items into the cave:
Sturdy shoes or hiking boots and a light jacket or sweater are recommended. Sandals and flip-flops are NOT recommended.
Flash photography is allowed. Photographers must keep up with the group. No tripods, monopods, or selfie sticks.