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Wind Cave National Park News

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  • Superintendent Leigh Welling Retires From Wind Cave National Park

    June 28, 2024 | 12:26 pm

    After a twenty-one and a half-year career with the National Park Service, three and a half of those at Wind Cave National Park, Superintendent Leigh Welling is retiring June 29.

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  • Wind Cave Rangers Focus on Surface Programs During Elevator Modernization This Summer

    March 8, 2024 | 11:01 am

    Wind Cave will be closed to tours beginning May 1 while the elevator system is replaced and modernized.

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  • Holiday events mark the season at Wind Cave National Park

    November 30, 2023 | 1:27 pm

    Holiday events this year at Wind Cave National Park begin Wednesday, December 13, with the park’s holiday open house, followed by the park’s annual Christmas Bird Count on Sunday, December 17.

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  • Wind Cave elevators repaired ahead of Native Americans’ Day

    October 4, 2023 | 9:33 am

    Cave tours at Wind Cave National Park are resuming Wednesday, October 4, ahead of the upcoming three-day weekend, which will culminate in the park’s Native Americans’ Day celebration Monday, October 9.

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  • Wind Cave celebrates Native Americans’ Day with art show, speakers, sculpture dedication, hoop dancing and food

    September 21, 2023 | 1:23 pm

    How does the way we are raised impact our self-expression? This Native Americans' Day, Monday, October 9, Wind Cave explores this question within the theme "Culture Through Art: A Celebration of Native American Expression."

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  • Elk bugling programs offered this fall at Wind Cave National Park

    September 1, 2023 | 12:15 pm

    Rangers at Wind Cave National Park will be leading programs mid-September through early October to listen for the bugle of the Rocky Mountain elk.

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  • After 55 summers, Wind Cave ranger hangs up his hat

    August 22, 2023 | 3:15 pm

    Seasonal park ranger Don Frankfort is retiring after working 55 summers at Wind Cave National Park. He began his ranger career in 1967, and since then he estimates he led more than 100,000 people through the cave.

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  • Tourism to Wind Cave National Park contributes $52.7 million to local economy

    August 22, 2023 | 11:36 am

    A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 607,418 visitors to Wind Cave National Park in 2022 spent $52.7 million in communities near the park. That spending supported 741 jobs in the local area and had a cumulative benefit to the local economy of $75 million.

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  • Wind Cave tours canceled due to elevator repairs

    August 8, 2023 | 4:13 pm

    Cave tours at Wind Cave National Park have been suspended pending elevator repairs. Replacement parts are on order and tours could resume in early September.

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  • Fire crews mopping up small fire in Wind Cave National Park

    July 25, 2023 | 10:14 am

    Fire crews are mopping up a lightning-caused fire in the central section of Wind Cave National Park. The fire was reported at 1:54 p.m. Tuesday, July 25, and crews were immediately dispatched to begin suppression efforts.

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