Black Hills Caverns

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Black Hills Caverns has been amazing its visitors in the Black Hills of South Dakota since 1939. Visitors have enjoyed the natural beauty of the Caverns and be amazed by the variety of formations. 

The Caverns continue to be explored and new passages are found within the cave’s underground wilderness. We welcome our school, scout, and traveling campers a great activity to add to their schedule with a fun and education day of caving and panning for cool rocks, gemstones, and fossils.

Black Hills Caverns offers these activities daily from May thru Labor Day and weekends in September. All of the offered activities are discounted for our pre-scheduled groups!

Adventure Tour This fun & educational underground guided tour of Black Hills Caverns showcases the amazing natural formations.  Your Guide will take you on a beautiful journey of all three levels of the caverns, sharing local history, fun stories, some folklore, and caverns geology. 

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You will explore subterranean passageways that lead you through the caverns where your guide will point out the spectacular cave formations.  The scenic walking tour takes approximately 1 hour, as you enjoy the ¾ mile round trip tour. There are a few areas where you will need to allow for the low ceiling and navigate natural uneven pathways.

There are also stairs between the three levels.

Black Hills Caverns 1Crystal Tour – Our Crystal Tour is the main level of Black Hills Caverns and is an easy walking tour, with few stairs and is a moderate passed tour, for our visitors who want to experience the caves natural beauty, but the Adventure Tour would be too strenuous. 

It is also great for young families with little ones.  You will experience the natural pathway on this guided tour and your guide will point out the natural formations and provide you a nice history of the cave’s 80-year past. 

Gemstone Panning – Black Hills Caverns also offers a huge selection of panning options and you will be excited by all the rocks, gemstones, and fossils you get to keep! We’ll help you chose the right one for you and show you how to pan just like to panners did back in the 1800’s. 

For the little ones Five and under, we have our free Crystal Mine that provides all the fun of digging for crystals and they get to keep their favorites. Black Hills Caverns is a must-see cavern, for families and anyone visiting the Black Hills of South Dakota.

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