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Kartchner Caverns State Park

Highway 90, 9 miles (14 km) south of Interstate 10, Benson, AZ 85602
520 586 2283
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Ranked #1 of 7 Attractions in Benson
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Caverns/ Caves, State Parks
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Group tours/day tour, Birdwatching, Hiking
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Absolutely wonderful place to visit. Well worth the (long) drive from Tucson . Very knowledgable guides who make to tour of the caverns very interesting. Just be careful not to touch any of the walls! Handprints can damage the fragile ecosystem down there

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San Jose, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

We have been to many caves and these caves are indeed beautiful. While the sheer size of the cavern rooms are spectacular the formations are not as impressive as other caves we've been in. The Big Cavern was closed due to bat nesting. We toured the Rotunda/Throne Room. The history of the caves is quiet fascinating with the caves only... More

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Denver, CO
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

I have been to a few caverns (Glenwood Springs, Carlsbad, etc.) and this ranks at the top. The guide was the most knowledgeable I have come across -- he answered every question, and was patient with the children. These caverns are somewhat unique in that they have been discovered relatively recently. Consequently, every effort has been made from the beginning... More

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Coxs Creek, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Beautiful area and such a fun state park! We were driving past on our way to Tombstone and decided to stop and check it out. The grounds are clean, the employees are helpful, and the cave is amazing!

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Fort Worth
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

There are cave tours and then there is Kartchner Caverns. It is totally different from most caves we have visited. Yes, there are the beautiful cave formations, but the care that the staff uses to protect the formations and the cave is what makes this Cavern tour so very different. No pictures, no cell phones allowed. Great tour guides who... More

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Benson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I found out about this little jewel when I worked at Alpha Graphics in Tucson for Gary Tenen.It has been a wonderful development to protect this wonderful natural wonder.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Used trip advisor to find this natural wonder. Was $23 for the tour of 1 cavern per person. Seemed a bit much but was well worth it. Amazing time. The big room cave is filled with bats for part of the year so it is not open.

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Tucson, Arizona
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

If you are a fan of cave tours, this is a MUST SEE! If you aren't a fan of cave tours, you will be after you see this place. It is incredible with the most amazing cave formations I have ever seen. They also have a GREAT cafe, and a super fun gift shop. Well worth the price of admission.

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Huntington Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

I had booked a birthday trip to Tucson for my wife. I knew we would play golf but I had a couple other days to fill with something besides lounging at the pool. Kartchner Caverns came up as an attraction but then I had to decide if I wanted to travel an hour to see it. I gotta say, one... More

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Sierra Vista, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

This was our second trip to the Caverns to bring out of town visiting friends to tour. We camped side by side in the camp ground for 3 days. The camp hosts (Ron & Bill) welcomed us and helped us settle in. They even took us on a hike the next evening to see the bats. We actually not only... More

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