We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Save
Review Highlights
Cave is Close but plenty of hiking

Cave is closed but there is plenty to do on the surface. We saw more wildlife up close here than in... read more

Reviewed 19 October 2020
I4892SIjimb
via mobile
Perfect Drive Through National Park

Wind Cave offers up some fantastic natural views along with some great chances to see wildlife... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2020
fistfullofgold
,
Chanhassen, Minnesota
via mobile
Read all 609 reviews
  
Reviews (609)
Filter reviews
609 results
Traveler rating
357
186
52
11
3
Traveler type
Time of year
LanguageAll languages
More languages
Traveler rating
357
186
52
11
3
Show reviews that mention
All reviews prairie dogs national park visitor center bison wind cave black hills above ground natural entrance great tour ranger guide garden of eden elevator tours wildlife surface deer hundreds
Selected filters
Filter
Updating list...
1 - 6 of 609 reviews
Reviewed 24 February 2021

Due to COVID, the wind cave tours are closed, but you can still walk on the trails, and there is no admission fee to the national park if you didn't join the cave tour. We of course want to join the cave tour, however, the COVID makes it impossible to take the cave tour, We still walk a trail such as Rankin Ridge trail. The visitor center has a booth outdoor, you can still ask ranger questions, get ranger book and badge. The Beaver Creek bridge is beautiful. Also you can have chance to see lots of prairie dogs in the park

Date of experience: August 2020
1  Thank ELKW
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 1 November 2020

I feel certain that this must be an amazing place with a great tour during normal times but during COVID times you can only walk to the edge and feel the air rushing into a small hole. They have a nice but small gift shop that was open. There is plenty of parking in front of the visitors center. There was a Park ranger manning a table near the gift shop with suggestions on what to see and where to go to see it. We chose to go a few hundred feet past the gift shop to the hole that allowed you to feel the wind. It had a good informational graphic but was a little disappointing for the actual cave system not being open.

Date of experience: October 2020
1  Thank Ward D
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 19 October 2020 via mobile

Cave is closed but there is plenty to do on the surface. We saw more wildlife up close here than in Custer State Park. We visited in mid October so all the prairie plants had turned various colors that highlighted the hillsides.

Date of experience: October 2020
1  Thank I4892SIjimb
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 17 October 2020 via mobile

Visited this NP when there were no cave visitation, so there is very little to see. Stay in Custer State Park longer & skip this if there is no cave visits.

Date of experience: October 2020
Thank M316BXterryw
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 2 October 2020 via mobile

Wind Cave offers up some fantastic natural views along with some great chances to see wildlife (deer, antelope, buffalo, and our sons favorite prairie dog city). No cave tour during Covid however no worries still an awesome park if your into nature. Connects right to Custer state park so plan a day if taking in the parks and Rushmore.

Date of experience: August 2020
Thank fistfullofgold
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
View more reviews