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  • The united states of jewel caves - Jewel Cave National Monument
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  • The united states of jewel caves - Jewel Cave National Monument
  • The united states of jewel caves - Jewel Cave National Monument
 

With more than 130 miles surveyed, Jewel Cave is recognized as the third longest cave in the world. Airflow within its passages indicates a vast area yet to be explored. Cave tours provide opportunities for viewing this pristine cave system and its wide variety of speleothems including stalactites, stalagmites, draperies, frostwork, flowstone, boxwork and hydromagnesite balloons. The cave is an important hibernaculum for several species of bats.
Jewel Cave National Monument was established by Presidential Proclamation on February 7, 1908.

Lantern Tour
Fees
$8.00

Jewel Cave Discovery
Fees
$4.00

Scenic Tour
Fees
$8.00

Spelunking Tour
Fees
$27.00

Cave Tour tickets are available first come, first served at the visitor center. Tickets can also be purchased up to three days in advance by calling 1-605-673-2288, ext. 0. Cave Tours and Talks can sell out at any time of the year.

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Directions: The main Visitor Center and cave entrance is thirteen miles west of Custer, South Dakota on RT 16, 24 miles east of Newcastle, Wyoming on RT 16 and 54 miles from Rapid City, South Dakota via RT 16 & 16 -385.
Phone: (605) 673-2288

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  • Updated Apr 4, 2011
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