Welcome back to National Parks and other public lands with T! (And happy National Bison Day!)
Three-minute Overview of Wind Cave National Park courtesy of GoTraveler»
This brief, professionally narrated video provides a nice overview of the discovery of Wind Cave in 1881, the prairie above and the cave below. Wind Cave National Park protects a 149-mile long cave that runs under the South Dakota prairie and was the first cave to be designated a National Park.
Take a Tour of Wind Cave with Ranger Mike courtesy of Black Hills and Badlands»
After a brief commercial for cinnamon buns, descend into Wind Cave with a park ranger. Ranger Mike explains how the cave got its name and how its distinctive formations called boxwork were formed.
Location: 26611 US-385, Hot Springs, SD 57747
Designation: National Park
Date designated or established: January 9, 1903
Date of my visit: 7/30/2009