Jewel Cave National Monument, Custer

#4 of 15 in Parks in Custer
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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  • The cave is closed for a broken elevator and because of COVID. The visitors center is still open and there are a couple of hiking trails. Wind Cave is also closed but has better hiking trails. Wind...  more »
  • Stopped here even though the tour were cancelled and found it very interesting and informative. The rangers there were very friendly. Wish the caves were open.  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.

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