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Jewel Cave National Monument

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Named for the jewel-like Nailhead and Dogtooth Spar crystals which line over 100 miles of passages, Jewel Cave is the third longest cave in the United States.

Jewel Cave was discovered in 1900 and was run as a tourist attraction for many years before being made a national monument in 1934.

Elevators take visitors 234 feet beneath the surface. Scenic tours from May - September.

Location: PO Box 60AA, US 16, RR1, Custer South Dakota 57730 Telephone Toll Free: 605-673-2288

Other History nearby:
(Hill City) Call of the Wild Museum
(Custer) Crazy Horse Memorial
(Custer) Custer County 1881 Courthouse Museum
(Custer) Jewel Cave National Monument
(Box Elder) South Dakota Air and Space Museum
(Rapid City) The Journey Museum

12/10 Coming to The Custer area
Rawhide Pageant & Sr. Pro Rodeo Lusk WY July12-13 The Legend of Rawhide is an annual celebration of the history, legend, and Western heritage of Niobrara County.
Sturgis Motorcycle Rally Sturgis SD August5-11 Since 1938, Sturgis has welcomed motorcycle enthusiasts from across the United States and around the world to the annual Motorcycle Rally. Based out of this small community in the northern Black Hills, the Rally officially runs for seven days every August.