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Wind Cave offering free tours Aug. 25

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WIND CAVE NATIONAL PARK (AP) — Wind Cave National Park will be offering free tours Aug. 25 in honor of the 98th anniversary of the creation of the National Park Service.

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The Park Service says tours of the Natural Entrance, Fairgrounds and Garden of Eden will be offered throughout the day with the first tour starting at 9 a.m. and the last one at 5 p.m.

All tours begin at the visitors' center located half a mile off of U.S. Highway 385.

Visitors are encouraged to bring sturdy walking shoes and a light coat or sweater as the cave is 54 degrees.

The Park Service says all tours will be able to view boxwork, a rare calcite cave formation for which Wind Cave is famous worldwide.

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