About Beautiful Wonderland Cave
Located in the Beautiful Vanocker Canyon Wonderland Cave is your premier Cave tour of the Black Hills. Great for families, single travelers, friends, and anyone who wants to explore an underground world. Escape the heat, the cold, or the madness of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally!
Enter a world that began forming 60 million years ago under what used to be an inland sea. You'll see numerous formations including boxwork, stalactites, stalagmites, columns, several varieties of crystals, and even helictite. What makes Wonderland special is not only its variety of formations, but its history.
Some believe all caves within the Black Hills are connected by undiscovered passageways within the Paha Sapa Limestone formation. The word Paha Sapa was a name given by the Lakota people, which can loosely be translated to "hills that are black." These hills were sacred to the Lakota, who inhabited the region for thousands of years and knew of Wonderland Cave's existence before exploration started in 1929.
The history of Wonderland Cave tours began with two loggers and their curious dog, and continues with the family-owned attraction Wonderland is today. But to hear the full story, you'll have to join us for a tour!
Plan to spend at least one hour at the cave grounds, including the tour. There's also the option of a shorter history-centric tour of the main cave room that avoids the stairs and going too far underground.
What to Bring
The cave stays at a constant 47 degrees, regardless of the weather outside. So bring a jacket and wear comfortable shoes for walking up and down stairs and on uneven grounds. No flashlights needed.
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- Candy Cavern
- Gift Shop
This tour never gets old ! Went 3 times last year . Will go again this year. The manager and tour guides are the best of the best!! Keep up the great work and have a wonderful season.
Beautiful cave with neat formations!! Our guide, Aaron was wonderful!!! He was very knowledgeable, funny, and patient as we struggled to climb up 127 steps exiting the cave.🙂
Great staff! Beautiful cave.
Our tour guide, Kevin, was fun and very knowledgeable regarding virtually all aspects of this caving exoerience. Beautiful formations throughout the tour, lots of stairs, but ample handrails and good lighting made this trip a pleasure. Be sure to ask for Kevin!!
This tour was amazing!! Our guide was so funny and knowledgeable!!! It's a must see!!