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Nemo, South Dakota: Wonderland Cave

"Largest variety of crystal formations." 47 F degrees, 45 minute tour. Discovered in 1929. Promoted with a cartoon Cave Boy mascot.

12634 Alpine Rd, Nemo, SD
I-90 exit 32, head 24 mi. S of Sturgis. East off Vanocker Canyon Rd onto unpaved Alpine Rd for 1 mi.
9-5 hourly tours, reopens May 2019 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Wonderland Cave.

Wonderland Cave

This was a great find, and not as packed as the other caves, where you had to schedule far in advance or not get in. Tour guides were very knowledgeable and made it that next level of fun. Very diverse rock formations.

[Jen, 05/22/2022]

A nice cave -- we visited in the 1980s. It was hard to pass up any attraction touting a "famous 40-ft. long icicle fence." Though GPS makes us much wiser now, this remote Black Hills show cave became our poster child for misleading, overly optimistic billboards. "Only 2 more miles!"

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