As of this writing (November 2010) Bethlehem
Cave is closed to the public. In 2010 the property was listed for sale
and its status for the 2011 season is unknown.
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||About 40 miles
||One to two hours
|Best Time To Go:
||East on US16A from Keystone then
east on US16 to I-90. West on I 90 to Exit 40 West. Follow frontage
road west to County Road 168 Bethlehem Road) then west about 4 miles.
||Former Monastery, chapel in cave
||Bethlehem Cave is the oldest
tourist cave in the Black Hills having received its first visitors in
1890. For many years the cave was part of a monastery and closed to the
public however it was recently reopened for tours. The cave is part of
a 180 acre retreat and includes rustic lodging facilities. Info: Lodge,
PO Box 592, Black Hawk, SD, 57711. Phone: 605 787-7500