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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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Very Cool to see, but lots of rules and rude staff.

Kartchner Caverns is absolutely beautiful, I did the Rotunda Throne room which cost about $46 per person, plus $6 to park. The tour is about an hour long and is pretty easy to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
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Phoenix, Arizona
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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

Kartchner Caverns is absolutely beautiful, I did the Rotunda Throne room which cost about $46 per person, plus $6 to park. The tour is about an hour long and is pretty easy to walk through with a little ducking here and there. It is something you should see at least once. While the natural beauty of the cave was beautiful,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

About 40 minutes from Tombstone, Az. On our way to the Titan Missile Musuem, decided to take a detour to the caverns. Very glad we did. Beautiful scenery at the park. If you schedule your cave tour before you arrive, you don't have to pay park entrance fees. We took the Rotunda/Throne Tour. $23 each. Well worth it. Very fun... More 

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Gilbert, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

About an hour drive outside Tucson but worth it! The cave is amazing and you learn so much! Just book tickets ahead of time. They say get there an hour before but 30 min. is plenty. There is a good exhibit and video to view beforehand. Not as hot in the cave as others mentioned but I went in good... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

I founds this attractions while traveling thru lower Arizona. Wonder site just make sure you make reservations well in advance, Was surprised the caverns were as warm as they were 70 degrees. Not that way up north. I would highly recommend this place,

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TUS
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

About 20 miles outside Sierra Vista on Route 90 is a well preserved living cave that has only been open to the public for less then 20 years. The state has a museum at the site and the tour of the cave takes about 90 minutes. Reservations required.

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Campbell, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

This is well worth the time and effort to experience. After a brief overview of how the caverns were created and discovered, we were taken by tram to the cavern. It is hot and humid, so dress accordingly. The magnificence of the caverns is not to be missed and is completely inspirational, both was has been created and what has... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Really neat history of being discovered in 1974 and eventually purchased by Arizona in 1988 as a State Park. I have been in caverns all over the US and it is always enjoyable. In Arizona, it is one of the best ways to escape the heat during the summer. Kartchner is near the famous western town of Tombstone so you... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

My family (2 adults, 1 8 y.o. girl) did the Throne room tour & loved it. Our tour guide was wonderful and taught us a lot about the cave. We did an hour-long hike in the surrounding park after the tour and loved that, too. The trail was easy to follow and got us into the desert in a safe... More 

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Portland, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Unbelievably amazing! The park guide was very knowledgeable and gave a great tour! It's worth spending time in the visitor center and wished we had taken more time to explore the park. If you have tickets to the caverns, you don't need to pay the park entry fee.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

This is a very well put together operation and the caverns are pretty amazing. The facilities are very clean, the exhibits are interesting, and the staff are passionate about the site. The reason I didn't give them a five is because they don't offer any discounts and there are tons of rules to follow (it gets really annoying). I would... More 

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