Wind Cave National Park is one of those things like Devil’s Tower that’s just sat on our must-do list for many years.
As a central point of our South Dakota loop trip, we made it a priority stop on our route south.
We’ve seen lots of caves, but Wind Cave is well known for having some of the most extensive collections of boxwork in the world, so even jaded travelers such as ourselves have to make the trek into the cave. The cave is also known for beautiful collections of frostwork and sheets of flowstone, so you can see quite a bit of variety in a very short time.
And if the cave isn’t enough, there’s plenty of wildlife roaming on the other side of the grass.

Wind Cave National Park

Wind Cave National Park
As always, the mandatory shot of Lil’Pod with the entrance sign…


Cave Boxwork

Cave Boxwork
Wind Cave is known for it’s collection of boxwork.


Fine Lines

Fine Lines
Such delicate and intricate mineral deposits!


The Lattice

The Lattice
Another amazing collection of boxwork.


Frostwork

Frostwork
Frostwork is a aptly names, as the deposits look exactly like frost on a window.


Down Down Down

Down Down Down
The stairs and the low headroom are not for the faint of heart.


Bison Crossing

Bison Crossing
There are road hazards everywhere in the park – if you’re not dodging bison poop then you’re dodging bison!