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There Are More Than 140 Miles of Caverns at Wind Cave National Park

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The sixth-oldest national park is a great place to visit, whether you want to stay above ground or explore its subterranean caverns. Wind Cave National Park is home to bison, elk, and prairie dogs who roam about its wildflower-speckled grasslands. The park also features, naturally, the Wind Cave, the seventh-largest mapped cave in the world, with 143 miles discovered to date. Its name comes from the wind that blows in and out of the cave’s small entrance.

Located where the northern Great Plains meet the Black Hills in South Dakota, this is one park you won’t want to miss. Here’s a short film about it from More Than Just Parks, made in partnership with Travel South Dakota.

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