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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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Incredible Caverns

I was not expecting the beauty and the education I would get during the tour. I booked tickets on line and the staff was right on time. Our guide was Kyle and he was amazing... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

I was not expecting the beauty and the education I would get during the tour. I booked tickets on line and the staff was right on time. Our guide was Kyle and he was amazing. He spent about 10 minutes at the beginning giving the history of the world and how water was covering the land, etc. He explained how... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

I was lucky enough to be able to visit as part of a teachers event put on by Sulpher Springs Electric (thank you to them) and was absolutely amazed that so much beauty could be found so close to home. I have a touch of claustrophobia so I was really not sure about heading underground but it was so worth... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

Very well done state park. Organized and it has set times for the tour. Grounds to walk around and picnic tables while you wait. The state park has preserved the Caverns miraculously. We went with my 11, 7, and 5 year old. Tour was a little over an hour. My 11 yo loved it. My 7 year old liked it... More 

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Clermont, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

About 45 minutes south of Tucson, the Kartchner Caverns are worth the trip! Led by a knowledgable guide, this 1 1/2 hr tour is now only fun, it is beautiful and educational!!! Our tour had an age range of 5 - 80 years old AND the tour is wheelchair-accessible! Don't miss this one!

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

The campground at 5,000' is extremely well-maintained with large sites for RVs (electric/water) and tents. Trees are numerous but short mesquite. Camping fall-spring usually requires a reservation because of the proximity to Tucson and people coming to see the caverns. Roads are paved and suitable for biking but hiking the Guindani Trail into the Whetstone mountains is a big draw.... More 

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Mesa, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

A very interesting cavern...newer than any other we have visited. It's open year round. From April until October only the main cavern is open because the big cave is a maternity ward for the bats. The caves are very climate controled, be sure to make a reservation as the tours are limited. Nice gift shop and snack/cafe.

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Enid, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

My 11 year old son and I drove out from Tucson. This cave is amazing and has such a cool story. Love the emphasis on preservation. Our tour guide was great and very engaging. Make reservations on line in advance to make sure you have a place on a tour.

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Sierra Vista, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

The guides are very informative, so much to see, great place to explore the Arizona desert. Bring your hiking boots and enjoy the great outdoors!

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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Enjoyed the caverns and the surrounding park. Disappointed no cameras are allowed in the caverns. Glad we went doubtful we would go again.

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Benson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Went to a wedding there it was absolutely beautiful. Had to go back and do the caverns very informative my daughter took 3 friends with us and everyone raved about it. The staff was so helpful and knowledgeable. The caverns reminded me of mammoth caves in Kentucky breathtaking. After our tour I asked about a place for late lunch and... More 

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