Fun Fact: Wind Cave National Park

The main attraction at Wind Cave National Park is, of course, the cave itself.  This incredible cave system boasts the largest concentration of rare boxwork formations in the world. With all those passages, it is one colossal underground maze. In your excitement to tour the cave, don’t miss what’s on top!

Wind Cave National Park

Above Wind Cave sits a rich mixed grass prairie.  This grassland is a great place to watch wildlife. Many species of mammals reside in Wind Cave National Park. As you drive through the park, be on the lookout for bison, elk pronghorns, prairie dogs, and coyotes.

Wind Cave National Park Bison

Prairie dog towns are not hard to spot. If you see several mounds of dirt in a cluster, chances are prairie dogs will be bobbing up and down nearby. During our visit, we were fortunate enough to see a coyote stalking a prairie dog town and the prairie dogs watching intently for predators.

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As you visit Wind Cave National Park allow some time to enjoy the treasures which lie above ground.  With so many wildlife viewing opportunities and 30 miles of hiking trails, the world above ground is just as incredible as what lies beneath!

Wind Cave National Park

Planning a visit to South Dakota?  Don’t miss The Needles Eye TunnelDriving to Mount RushmoreThe Custer State Park Buffalo HerdBadlands Fossil FindsBadlands Notch Trail, and Badlands Trip and Tee.

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