Crystal Cave Park

Diamond Crystal Cave


Useful Information

Location: Near Rapid City.
I190 exit Rapid City, I90W, turn left on Hwy 44 W, after 1.6km turn right on Nameless Cave Road, 3km to the cave.
Open: May-Oct daily 9-17, Jun-Aug daily 8-20, Nov-Apr closed.
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Classification: ExplainKarst cave
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Guided tours: D=40min.
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Address: Crystal Cave Park, 7770 Nameless Cave Road, Rapid City, SD 57702, Tel: +1-605-342-8008
E-mail: contact
Travel Unlimited, 2400 W. Main St., Rapid City, SD 57702, Tel. +1-605-342-8808
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History

1880 discovered.
1929 opened for the public as Nameless Cave.

Description

It is said that Crystal Cave Park is one of America's most beautiful caverns. Everyone has to decide this for himself, but a statistical fact is that crystals line 80% of the walls and ceiling of this cave. They are also called Explaindogtooth spar.

The cave also has Explainpopcorn calcite and Explainboxwork, and of course some stalactites and stalagmites.