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Jewel Cave National Monument, Custer

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  • The Scenic tour is very interesting and a moderate amount of exercise...."seniors" had no problems since there are numerous stops. It is more spacious than Wind Cave which is also unique. A small flas...  more »
  • I did the scenic tour that took about an hour and 20 minutes. It was a great tour and the cave is simply amazing. I won't dwell on the good points because the other reviews cover them fairly well. I'm...  more »
  • Ranger was very informative and knowledgeable. Lots of stairs to climb but well worth the trip. Would be nice if the tour took a little more time so you can look around and take pictures.  more »
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  • I highly recommend a visit to Jewel Cave if you are ever in the Black Hills. It's is highly worth it. It is a beautiful cave. The bacon strip formation is the best. Lots of stairs though, so if you have knee problems, I wouldn't recommend it. But it's great.
  • A beautiful site, not just in the caves either. The visitor's center is full of incredible information and history too. The trails are beautiful and the wildlife was fun to look for. If you've got kiddos in tow, they also have a great junior rangers program too. Definitely worth stopping for no matter where you're headed and worth the fee for any cave tour of your choosing!
  • Absolutely beautiful! There are the regular tours through the cave where you take an elevator to the cave & walk with minimal physical exertion on paved paths through the cave. There is the Old Jewel Cave tour that you have a lantern & walk through the cave with moderate physical exertion. Then there is the Spelunking Tour where you wear a head lamp & do actual crawling, climbing & squeezing through small places. There is a cement hollow square that you must be able to fit through before you can go on the tour. It takes strenuous physical exertion. The cave is quite cool so wear a light jacket & sturdy, rubber soled shoes.
  • Awesomeness!!! Fantastic views!! Scott M. was a phenomenal guide!! So worth the visit!! We did the 1.5 hr tour and it's not too strenuous, BUT if you're older, bad knees, asthma - do ask - could be a bit much, otherwise great and no problem. Wonderful staff and loved it!!!
  • Great tour into the cave. Great service and friendly rangers and staff. Great facility. Worth a visit to even if you visited other caves.