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Wonderland Caves, Nemo

3.4
#23 of 31 in Nature in South Dakota
Cave Nature / Park
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  • The entrance is a gravel road that continues in excess of 2 miles and gets worse as you proceed. Sign says "welcome bikers" but says nothing about the length or condition of the road - steep hill, ver...  more »
  • 2 mile gravel road in, the first mile is fine but the last mile quickly degrades and the last 150 yards are down a rocky hill with loose rocks. THIS ROAD IS NOT FOR BEGINNER RIDERS. My wife has a bran...  more »
  • I had low expectations, and they were definitely surpassed. The manager was great, and our guide, Shea (sp?) was really good. He had high energy and had some great stories, etc. There are 120+ steps, ...  more »
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  • I was on a solo road trip & showed up as well as a young couple at the tail end of March. We were told that the cave tours don't start until May 1st (you guys are awesome but signs showing seasonal dates would be really good) but the gentleman that greeted us kindly gave us a tour of the cave. Very knowledgeable as well as some added humor on the tour. The history of & how the cave formed, as well as how delicate the ecosystem within the cave was very interesting to learn. Definitely would recommend touring the caves & when I'm visiting from B.C. again I will be back with family in tow.
  • Pictures of the cave on website are deceiving & the price seemed high for what you got. Would reccomend spending your money somewhere else. The staff was very nice, but our tour guide was very inexperienced and seemed uncomfortable. They had lasers in a small area of the cave and a few other things throughout the cave that really took away from the natural beauty of it as well. Granted we are from Utah and have an awesome cave there that certainly costs less and is run by the national forest service. That being said, there were some cool features in this cave that we've never seen anywhere. Just don't think the admission price for 3 people was worth it. 😕
  • Boring, ugly rocks. Incredibly steep, wet, wood, unsafe 4-5 story staircase down and back up. Made worse for me by having to carry my 30lb 2 year old daughter. I would not recommend it to anyone with small children.
  • Great staff. A lot of fun. Extreme climb
  • Kind of expensive but interesting. Kid that gave the tour was knowledgeable.

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