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Kartchner Caverns State Park

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Address: Highway 90, 9 miles (14 km) south of Interstate 10, Benson, AZ 85602
Phone Number: 520 586 2283
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Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Group tours/day tour, Birdwatching, Hiking

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First time visitor

Recommend advance reservations if possible to avoid waiting for tour. Ranger was very knowledgeable. Discovery center and tour was very interesting. Grounds are beautiful.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
Terri P
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Prescott Valley, Arizona
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Prescott Valley, Arizona
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Recommend advance reservations if possible to avoid waiting for tour. Ranger was very knowledgeable. Discovery center and tour was very interesting. Grounds are beautiful.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

The cave was no e and they do a great job to preserve it. The Big room tour was short and they were having trouble with lights. I would have liked more time to look and not feel rushed or like you had to give all your attention to the tour leader. Since you can't have your own flashlight, you... More 

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Langley City, Canada
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24 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Worth the trip down from Phoenix. You can do it as a day trip but why be in the area of Tucson and Tombstone and not go visit. We did the Rotunda and Throne Rooms which were astounding. Wish they could leave you in there at your leisure so you can get the full sense of awe. We had a... More 

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Kamloops, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Loved these Caverns! It was our very first time ever visiting Caverns - we were a little nervous at first, but the tour guide was so sweet and explained everything very well. So hard to believe that these exist...if you look at the landscape when you arrive you would never know that something so beautiful and amazing lies under the... More 

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Cranbrook
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

We toured the Big Room with Ann as our guided. She was excelent with a good knowledye of the caves and the rock formations. The caves are spectacular. The short movie was well worth watching.

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Cedar Falls, Iowa
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

This relatively recently discovered cave has been developed by the state to be a world class cave tour experience if you like caves. If you’ve visited caves before and think this will be just another cave, you will be surprised. Incredible efforts have gone into making sure the cave remains unspoiled and “live”, and you will likely see many formations... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Our guide was a wealth of information regarding the history of the caverns. We hope to return next year to do the Rotunda/Throne Tour.

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Flagstaff
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Friendly staff, exceptional gift shop, unbelievable cavern formations, highly informed guided. This state park closes down when the bat colony returns rather than disturb the colony by making more money on visitors.

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Chandler, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We did the Big Room tour and had a blast. There's an interesting story behind how the cave was found. The short movie is recommended. The cave is just beautiful! Who would have thought that something like this exists in the desert. The inside of the cave is warm and humid (wear layers in case you get hot). You cannot... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

You would never expect to find such an amazing cave in the middle of the desert. Even when there, it is hard to believe the sights you will see underground. I have taken the Throne Room tour three times now and would go again and again. The beauty that you will see underground it hard to put into words. Well... More 

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