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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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Blew us away!

This is a DEFINATE MUST!! We have never been so captivated, these caverns are truly beautiful, every corner you turn the tour gets better and better and more beautiful.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
Jo-El B
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Calgary, Canada
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Calgary, Canada
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49 reviews 49 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

This is a DEFINATE MUST!! We have never been so captivated, these caverns are truly beautiful, every corner you turn the tour gets better and better and more beautiful.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

We heard about the caves from a friend we were visiting in Tuscon, AZ and are glad we checked it out for ourselves! There are two tour options and we did the one they recommended. I would have liked to have seen both. They tell you to get there an hour early which is not necessary. You can view the... More 

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Show Low, Arizona
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

a unique and different view of a living cavern. The tours are less than 20 years old and much different from Carlsbad and other dormant caverns. The Karchner staff seems to gone to great length to try to maintain a living cavern with, a dress code that minimizes lint, hair strands, loose clothing touching the rocks etc, no cameras OR... More 

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Poulsbo WA
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54 reviews 54 reviews
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252 helpful votes 252 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

We visited Kartchner Caverns in January of 2014 (the drop down wouldn't let me put in Jan so it says Mar 14) during our honeymoon trip through southern Arizona. What a wonderful place! I could go talk about all the details but I would suggest going to the park website. We were very impressed with the way the facility was... More 

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Clermont, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

My husband and I went to the Caverns and were so surprised how fun they were. The history of how they were discovered is amazing. Our tour guide, Art was knowledgeable and quiet friendly. I would highly recommend going to the Caverns!

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Tempe, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Went with family on a Saturday. MUST MAKE RESERVATIONS in advance. Visitor's Center was so-so. Fascinating story how this site was kept secret for 14 years.

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Longview Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

The tour was an easy walk, with lots of good information from the guide. The various formations in the cave were beautiful. Well worth the tour cost. The film and museum information in the visitor center was helpful. It was obvious that the site has been well protected, nice to have a chance to see a pristine natural wonder without... More 

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Regina, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Loved it and glad that one is able to book a date and time. The State of Arizona has done an awesome job of showcasing this fantastic site! Will go again to see the other room! Would be great for families with children 11+.

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Erie, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Kartchner Caverns has two cave tours, each separately ticketed, and $23 per person, per tour, by reservation. The park entrance fee is included in the tour price. If you're not taking the tour, the usual state park entrance fee applies ($6 at the time). There is also a nice loop trail starting from the visitor center, with abundant birds and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Definitely worth the trip from Phoenix! Will be coming back for sure. Our tour guide Pat was captivating sharing her knowledge as a true story teller brought the caves to life and made me feel as though I was the one discovering them.

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