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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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World-class attraction, and it's a state park!

We heard from a local friend who said that we just had to come to Kartchner Caverns State Park. Even though we (and she) had both been to Carlsbad Caverns, she said that she... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Seattle, Washington
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Seattle, Washington
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29 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We heard from a local friend who said that we just had to come to Kartchner Caverns State Park. Even though we (and she) had both been to Carlsbad Caverns, she said that she preferred Kartchner because it was "a living cave." After seeing it, we would tend to disagree - Carlsbad just simply blows your socks off, especially if... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Spectacular cave. Easy drive from Tucson. Great experience. Educational and just the right length tour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Took a family trip to the caverns and it was a great experience. The inside is beautiful and it is a living cave. The facilities are very clean and the caves are amazing. There are several different types of tours. All have their own beauty.

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Greensboro, North Carolina, United States
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77 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Kartchner Caverns State Park offers a pristine cavern for the visitor to view and enjoy. The grounds are wonderful, the gift store is outstanding, the availability of purchased food or picnic grounds to eat your own is perfect. The main attraction . . . touring these amazing caverns . . . is a cave/cavern experience that tops all others! A... More 

Thank MartaNHicks
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We went with an 11 year old and 7 year old. - Very neat place; very cool how recently this was discovered - Too much talk, not enough action. The guide was very nice and knowledgeable but could have said what he did in one-half the time. Kids are quick to pick up on this and get bored - Expensive... More 

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The Woodlands, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Such a well-run facility. Excellent caverns to visit. Fantastic that so much effort has been taken to preserve the natural environment/ecosystem of these caverns. Great effort, thought and R&D has gone into minimizing the human footprint as much as possible. Recommend taking both the Big Room Tour and the Throne Room/Rotunda Tour. Tour groups are small, limited to 20 people.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to the caverns today and from beginning to end this was a truly fabulous experience. We were on the big room tour with Ranger Dawn who explained everything so well and made the tour most enjoyable. This is a must see on your vacation to Arizons.

Thank Christine R
Tempe, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a terrific gem for Arizona residents and visitors alike. We were able to visit the Big Room and couldn't have been more fascinated by the intensity of this visual experience. We have visited the Throne Room previously and it is stunning with vibrancy as well, but wow - either tour is just magic. This is a don't miss treasure... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the most amazing places we have seen.The Arizona Parks have done an absolute wonderful job in opening up these caverns to the public for all to see.Our guide was very informative and gave us a history lesson on how everything was discovered and then developed. The stalagmites and stalactites are utterly amazing along with the soda... More 

Thank Dan R
Bermuda Dunes, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here while driving through AZ with a group of friends, and I'm so glad we did! I hadn't been in a cavern for many years, and wasn't sure what to expect. But everything about the experience was great -- from very personable knowledgeable and entertaining guides, to clean, modern, well-lighted and well-kept facilities (both inside and outside the... More 

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