Jewel Cave National Monument, Custer

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  • Traveling through these areas of South Dakota, there are many natural caves/caverns to explore. The tour guide takes you down the steps and to the cave. Make sure you where a jacket, it is very cool d...  more »
  • Sign up for a tour and enjoy. If you have a child, they can get a Jr Ranger badge by filling out booklet (activities by age). Sadly we didn't have time to hike above ground, but enjoyed our cave tour....  more »
  • My first time ever in a large cave. It was awesome. The tour guide was very informative. There were many different formations to be seen and enough time for questions. It was quite cool in there so at...  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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