Posted by: Kirsten | Monday, 3 September 2007

Jewel Cave Nat’l Monument: September 2007 Park of the Month

Jewel Cave National Monument, South Dakota
http://www.nps.gov/jeca

Jewel Cave is the second longest cave in the world. To date, over 140 miles of passages have been explored and surveyed, and airflow studies indicate that most of the cave has yet to be found. Each year, explorers discover and map about two additional miles of the cave.

JECA

Jewel Cave is well known for its natural beauty and unusual features. However, there is much more to the Monument than just the cave. Jewel Cave National Monument is also home to a variety of plants and animals, and has a fascinating wildfire history.

Groups coming to Jewel Cave for educational purposes can request a fee waiver for the Scenic Tour. In order for the fee waiver to be approved, you must be from an accredited institution and the cave tour must be a part of your class curriculum. For more information call (605) 673-2288 or click here to contact the park.

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