Jewel Cave National Monument, Custer

#5 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 only detraction is we had to take the "Modified" tour because of construction during the Covid era. The hike down to the Service Entrance where our tour began was scenic and not too bad going...  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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