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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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Superb achievement in natural resource preservation.

Outstanding visitor center with super movie about the discovery, secret development and opening of the caverns. Lots of caves worldwide have equally cool stalagmites (which grow... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Tucson, Arizona
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Tucson, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Outstanding visitor center with super movie about the discovery, secret development and opening of the caverns. Lots of caves worldwide have equally cool stalagmites (which grow up like little mites) and stalactites (which, like ladies tights can come down) - but these are the only caverns I know where there are 3 air-locked entrances to preserve the pristine environment. Two... More 

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Havre de Grace, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We debated about going here because of the cost. Park admission was $6 then the tour for the four of us was another $82. We had discount coupons but we were told that they only apply to on line reservations. We told them that for travelers it is nearly impossible to predict a specific time. They took note. We were... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

The trip is worth the drive. We loved the caverns and appreciated the effort to preserve the caves. We only wish the tour lasted longer. Being in the caves was inspiring.

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Dewey, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

The tour is a pretty easy walk with just a few steep places. It is a beautiful site and a marvel of Nature's work. High recommended if you are in the area. Worth the extra drive if you are in Tucson. The only frustrating thing is that you aren't allowed to bring a camera inside, and they don't have a... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This is a beautiful park dedicated to preserving a real natural wonder. I have never seen such dedicated and knowledgeable state park tours guides anywhere! And that says a lot since there are some very good ones. (I think our main guide's name was Kevin Thompson - hope I remembered right. He had a great sense of humor as well).... More 

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Dubbo, New South Wales, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Full credit must go to the staff who keep the Park in immaculate condition and who are so friendly and helpful. Access to the caves is via a road train that climbs the hill to the entrance and this provides a scenic outlook of the surrounding country. Inside the caves, great effort has been spent in providing a unique experience... More 

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Gilmer, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

This park reflects a great love and respect for this amazing discovery. They take much effort to make sure it is clean and preserved properly. I wish the rest of the world was as well guarded. We bought our tickets online (very convenient) and had a 10:20 tour reservation. They ask you to arrive an hour early but we were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

It is a natural wonder that I hope everyone with a wish gets to see. My grandfather did not live long enough to see it when he was a resident of Benson. He was always talking and anticipating it's opening. My children and their children will hopefully get to see it as well. They did a great job preserving it.... More 

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Mesa, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

This was our first visit and we will be back to see the rest of the Caverns when the bats leave in October. The tour was well done great for all ages and one of the rare cave tours that are completely wheelchair accessible.There are no steps.Great visitor center with 15 min. film,great gift shop and small restaurant. No gas... More 

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Chandler, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

An amazing natural wonder. Fabulous underground tour to these relatively new discovered caverns. The state has done a good job preserving and managing tourism for this superb geological discovery. Look online for tickets and/or reservations.

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Address: Highway 90, 9 miles (14 km) south of Interstate 10, Benson, AZ 85602
Phone Number: 520 586 2283
Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Benson

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