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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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What a wonder of nature.

took the headlamp tour with my family and it was nothing but pure fun. The headlamp tour consisted of only headlamps and all other lights were off. The tour was as a slower pace... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Marana, Arizona
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Marana, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

took the headlamp tour with my family and it was nothing but pure fun. The headlamp tour consisted of only headlamps and all other lights were off. The tour was as a slower pace than the normal and the guides answered every question from our group. I highly recommend the tour t o all it gives you a true caving... More 

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Los Angeles, California
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Well done trails without disturbing the caverns. Our guide Katie was knowledgeable and open to questions. One of us likes caves and she thought it was great. Arizona invested a lot and I think they're trying to recover their investment. Priced a little high, but otherwise very nice.

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Kartchner Caverns is probably one of the most unforgettable tours of my life. This place is so amazing, it has left me speechless. I'm sure that there are other caves around the world that would amaze me even more, but as for right now, this place is #1. *Just a side note: no flashlights, no cell phones, no cameras inside... More 

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Tooele, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

My husband had been to the caves years earlier and raved about the experience. For our anniversary, I got us tickets to go through the caves. Great experience. The caves are well maintained with humidity control, and misting guests. Tours require tickets to minimize damage to the caves. The caves are "living caves" and one section of the caves were... More 

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Camp Verde, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

There were four of us on this adventure. One in her late 60's, one in her early 40's and a 9 yr old and an 11 yr old. All of us loved it. It is spectacular. I had never seen anything like it. It is a guided tour and the guide carries a flash light to highlight special items in... More 

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Havelock, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

This is a great place to visit. They have taken raw nature ,developed a tourist travel system to retain this unique underground nature preserve and have a staff that will teach you about stalactites, stalagmites, straws, domed ceilings and bats. ( No bats in the cavern though). They are set-up and serious about retaining the internal integrity of the cavern.... More 

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Tucson
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

All the other reviews say what needs to be said. This was a fantastic stop. Thankfully, this was designed to both protect the cave system and provide a visitor with a great experience. Thank goodness this was developed back when government still had money and could "afford" to develop it correctly.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

A bit long drive from Tucson, but well worth it. Cavern tour done by a very, very informed staff. Amazing caverns and learned alot about formations. Main cavern shut for bat mating season - too bad! Loved it anyhow. Taking a picnic was a good idea.

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Tempe, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Its amazing to see the beauty of nature under the high desert. At tip for first timers, although the temperature is low inside the humidity is so high you will want to be in shorts and a t-shirt while inside even if its cool outside.

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Phoenix
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

First, for the purpose of full disclosure, I am employed by Arizona State Parks. That being said, Kartchner Caverns is an incredible natural resource for all to enjoy. Camping, hiking, picnics, and of the the cavern. My voyage into the interior was awesome. All rangers and other staff are thoughtful and knowledgeable. Great family outing location.

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Address: 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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