Jewel Cave National Monument, Custer

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Cave · National Park
Jewel Cave National Monument contains Jewel Cave, currently the third longest cave in the world, with 200.3 miles (322.4 kilometers) of mapped passageways. It is located approximately 13 miles (21 km) west of the town of Custer in Black Hills of South Dakota. It became a national monument in 1908.
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  • Sorry for the so-so review, as the staff was energetic, friendly and dedicated, and this review is no reflection on them. I understand that the elevator is being repaired and there are COVID...  more »
  • For the 2021 season, Jewel Cave is running modified tours as the elevator is closed for repairs. Because of this, access to the Cave requires a quarter mile hike down a steep hill and then back up...  more »
  • This review is for the year of 2021 as things will likely improve in 2022. I am happy to say that the cave tours resumed today, and that they are doing 8 tours per day. The demand for the tours is...  more »
  • Awesome experience! Did the "Intermediate Tour". Great staff. The lighting was reasonable but I wish I'd brought a pocket sized flashlight for peering into unlit nooks. White LED light would be best for seeing true colors. Most of our group had never been there; all were amazed. Call ahead to see if all tours are full for the day!
  • The guide was very knowledgeable and gave a great tour. I've been to numerous caves around the county, this one was pretty plain. Lacked the beauty some of the others have. Still, it was worth the visit.
  • Wait until it opens back up completely for tours but this place is fantastic and the rangers are so nice. Make sure your kiddos complete the Jr Ranger program for that memory that lasts!
  • Would have been a really neat place if we could have seen the cave..but because of covid-19 they aren't doing tours. It was a bummer!
  • Well..... I'm giving it 3 stars cuz that's for the parking lot and bathroom as that's all that was open other than the gift shop. Covid-19 has everything closed.

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