Swaying prairie grasses, forested hillsides, and an array of wildlife such as bison, elk, and prairie dogs welcome visitors to one of our country’s oldest national parks and one of its few remaining intact prairies. Secreted beneath is one of the world’s longest caves, Wind Cave. Named for barometric winds at its entrance, this complex labyrinth of passages contains a unique formation – boxwork.
Wind Cave National Park is located 6 miles north of Hot Springs, SD. The Visitor Center is located 11 miles north of Hot Springs off U.S. Hwy 385 (about one half mile west from the highway). Be aware that many GPS units locate the Park Visitor Center north on State Road 87. Do not trust your GPS to find the Visitor Center. The coordinates for the Wind Cave National Park Visitor Center are N43 33′ 22″ W103 28′ 38″.