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Wind Cave National Park, another natural attraction near the Crystal Caverns.
Wind Cave National Park, another natural attraction near the Crystal Caverns.
September 24, 2015

Sitting Bull Crystal Caverns To Close Soon

Sitting Bull Crystal Caverns, a limestone cave just south of Rapid City, will soon be closing. According to a Rapid City Journal article, the cave's last day to be open to the public will be Sunday, September 27.

The Duhamel family discovered the cave in 1929 and have operated the cave as a tourist attraction. The cave has been managed by the Duhamel family ever since. However, the next generation of the family has not expressed interest in continuing to manage the cave, so the family decided to sell the cave and the 723 acres of pasture and forest surrounding it.

The family expressed hope that the cave will be subject to further scientific explorations, as they believe only a small part of the cave has been discovered.

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