Jewel Cave National Monument, Custer

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  • A wonderful tour! Magical and informative.. Our tour guide, Haley was very knowledgeable, friendly, patient... We got to the monument at 7:50am. If you don’t have reservations, get there before it ope...  more »
  • Being in a wheelchair this is a site one can see. Granted you cannot go deep into the cave. You can take an elevator ride 240 feet below and see some of the cave. If you’re disabled you can get an Ace...  more »
  • I'm a bit surprised at how many people post angry that tours are sold out. The NPS site makes this pretty clear, as well as the fact that you can reserve some tours ahead of time. The no backpack rule...  more »
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  • This was a beautiful cave. There is so much to do in this beautiful part of the country and touring the caves in the area are certainly worth the effort to drive to and hike through. You can also use your park pass to get in here. Be sure to pack a jacket even in the summer months because it is much much cooler beneath the Earth.
  • Rangers were the typical how can we be as miserable as possible, I don't care about my customers, government employees at their worst. We didn't get to see the caves cause the tours were full on the off season in March, and they don't care to consider solutions, like adding tours. Just in figuring out how they can be as useless as possible!!! Go to Rushmore Cave in the area for GREAT customer service, and an awesome experience...
  • Great place to tour. The Park Rangers are friendly and full of information. A great way to learn about caves.
  • Jewel Cave seems a bit of a misnomer as the crystal formations are fairly drab. Don't meet me wrong it's still very impressive and the cave system itself is truly massive. There are tours for all ages and abilities all thought I don't fit well in tight spaces, others would enjoy the more rigorous routes. If you had to go to just one place in the Black Hills, go to the Reptile Garden, but if you go to two then definitely go here
  • The cave is a bit kitchy, definitely aimed at kids, but the hiking outside is great. Fire opened up some beautiful views. Frequent mountain sheep, too.
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