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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, Birdwatching, Hiking, Group tours/day tour

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This is a sight not to be missed. If you are in the area you must see the Kartchner Caverns. The tour was amazing, with the highlight being the throne room. Sadly no photos are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Elie, Manitoba
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65 reviews 65 reviews
14 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

The "no cameras" rule is offensive. I have been on tours where cameras are only used during "photo ops", and only aimed in one direction...seemed to turn out pretty well. Now, water...no water can be taken into the Lobby/Gift Shop. If there is a a reason for no water in the cavern, fine, but the gift shop? Oh, no flashlights...so... More 

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Elie, Manitoba
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13 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

This is a sight not to be missed. If you are in the area you must see the Kartchner Caverns. The tour was amazing, with the highlight being the throne room. Sadly no photos are allowed.

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Airdrie, Canada
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

This is one of the best cave tours I have ever been on. It is a tour everyone can enjoy and it is obvious that the park service takes very good care of this rare site. Multiple doors to ensure the life of the cave continues and amazing sites once inside. A must see.

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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

I can not believe the AMAZING tour at this place. It was simply breath taking , truly like being in a National Geographic magazine. The tour itself is so informative and although they go to great lengths to preserve the integrity of the caves (meaning you can not touch anything) you do feel the wonder of it all. This place... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

These extensive caverns were discovered in the 1970s and the caves are open to the public. There are incredible rock formations including stalactites that have been carefully preserved. Walkways take visitors accompanied by park guides thru the caves. Access is quite limited and reservations are advised at busy times. It is an unforgettable experience! It is an easy, one hour... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Kartchner Caverns is is very neat. The caves alive and still thriving which they took a lot of care in preserving it not letting it dry out. They do close the caves when the bats return to have there young. It was a great learning experience for me seeing all the different things that mother nature can do. It was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

For someone from the East, seeing an amazing cave is an opportunity not usually available to us. While outside of Tucson you have other attractions available.

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Niles, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

They go out of their way to keep it all clean. It is a very interesting to walk through the cavern. You take a train locomotive.up to the entrance and take a guided tour through the cavern. It takes about an hour to go through it.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

It's a shame that some reviewers didn't enjoy this tour. We were so lucky and made the first tour of the day. There were only 8 of us and the gentleman giving the tour was excellent. We did not run into any rude employees, in fact everyone seemed very helpful and friendly. We originally had a 10:20 tour scheduled but... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

This was our third trip in the last 5 years. Visited the Throne Room again. It is still a wonder and quite spectacular. You really have to appreciate the care given to present and preserve this living cave. It is a treasure and well worth the trip.

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