Grand Canyon Caverns
Grand Canyon Caverns
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These caverns began forming 300 million years ago and contain mummified remains of animals that died in them.
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NEBRASKA579 contributions
Mar 2022
We have been to many caverns all over. This is one of the few dry caverns ( as most are wet ) in the US, so don't go expecting to see stalactites and stalagmites as they are not here, just know that in advance. Overall, very beautiful cavern and history lesson.
One point I must make is that they desperately NEED to state on their website that they are located on the main highway and NOT down a gravel road where ALL google and GPS systems tell you to go. We BARELY made it on time for our tour as we were directed down a gravel road only to figure out that wasn't right. As we were waiting for our tour to begin their phone was ringing off the hook with several calls from people who were on the same gravel road we were on looking for the place.
All of this confusion could easily be cleared up if they would post this on their website and the ticket info that they e-mail to you. So that is my only gripe.
We did enjoy our tour, but felt the guide should have left his mask on for the entire tour instead of taking it off and on.
They do have an underground cafe that I would have loved to have eaten at, but it is only open on the weekends. You can also reserve overnight lodgings inside the cave which would be REALLY cool, but rather expensive.
Written March 18, 2022
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Kathy H
Irvine, CA1,204 contributions
Jul 2019
We love caves so we couldn’t pass up checking this cave out.  It’s definitely one on the extreme side of being commercialized and not a living cave any more.  You take a elevator down, there is a restaurant in the cave, and one hotel room where you can stay for over $900 per night.  Our tour guide was friendly and tried his best but you can tell he was just reciting memorized script (sometimes he messes up on numbers and big words).  That said, it is an amazing cavern w some gigantic rooms and cool history.  $21 is a fair price for a 45 minute tour.  Their gift shop is a bit cheesy though.
Written June 30, 2020
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lynn d
North Las Vegas, NV55 contributions
Feb 2022
We went on the Ghost tour a few years ago and decided to try the overnight stay underground in the Cavern Suite. Best night we ever spent. It's a bit pricey but well worth it and if you go as a group of 6, it cuts the cost per person by a lot. The staff were very friendly, the suite was nice and clean and the beds were very comfortable. The fridge was stocked with sodas and water and we were told to call upstairs for anything we ran out of. We ordered dinner, (burger, fries and onion rings). The food was brought down to us and served in the suite but the trip down took a while and so it was almost cold when we got it and although there was a microwave, fries don't heat too well and the onion rings were just un-battered fried onions which was a bit disappointing. We had the run of the caverns for the whole night and took lots of video. We also had a self tour guide so we knew what we were looking at. This is definitely a 'Must do", even if only a guided tour. This place has to be seen to be believed. Absolutely amazing.
Written March 4, 2022
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Laura T
12 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
This was an enjoyable tour, just under an hour and not strenuous. The caverns were very large, with just a few tight spots that might intimidate the claustrophobic. Excellent guide, interesting stories about the caverns and their history.

WE learned that one of the local First Nations / Native American Tribes recently bought the property. This attraction would be even better if they introduced some of their history, including their current and past relationship to the land and the caverns.
Written June 8, 2022
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Vanessa M
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Oct 2021 • Family
I was so excited to go and experience this. We took the "short" tour because it was handicapped accessible (which costed the same amount and its less than half of the distance of the regular tour) the tour was literally like walking around a basketball court atleast in comparison to size. I was a bit disappointed then when the first tour guide left with the crowd he told us to wait for Reggie the second tour guide. We waited and waited and then someone finally called him to remind him we were waiting then he came down and told us we needed to hurry because he was going to be running late for the next tour. But I PAID FULL PRICE! I shouldn't have to worry about his next tour. Maybe we shouldn't have been forgotten about. Maybe they should've had one tour guide for us instead of handing us off like were a burden. Unfortunately we won't return
Written October 2, 2021
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Troy C
Suffolk, VA97 contributions
May 2021 • Couples
When my mother-in-law requested to visit a slot canyon on our trip the Grand Canyon, I thought I'd really lucked out when I found Groupon to these caverns in Peach Springs. Even though the photo on the Groupon suggested there would be slot canyons, this was not the case. That aside, we were still excited to check out the cavern. Much like Luray Caverns, these caverns maintain a constant temperature in the mid-50s year round, the main difference being the dry air out keep living creepy crawlies from living in these caverns. These caverns are also where one of the world's strongest hotel rooms is. You can actually stay down there for almost a grand a night. Pretty cool, huh?
As for the tour, I'm not one to give away too many details, both to avoid being a spoiler and for fear misinformation, but I can say it is a beautiful, educational space down there. Totally worth the Groupon price.
And if she's still there, be sure to ask for Molly as your tour guide. She was terrific.
Written May 21, 2021
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flyboy7974
Philadelphia, PA43 contributions
Dec 2020
Had found this online as we were visiting Flagstaff for a couple days and decided to spend our Sunday visiting the caverns. Not disappointed at all, easy drive from Flagstaff and some of the most beautiful parts of the country. Arriving to the front desk, we were sent a mile back to the actual caverns. Amply parking and upon entering the building, quickly noticed the restaurant is closed for the season and made our way to the gift shop where we checked in for the tour. Began on time, two of us with 7 others and our guide, Dino. Spent the next 75 minutes with Dino in lead and he was great, filling the tour with information as well as humor. I have a knee injury and easily walked the entire tour, albeit there are some portions with a steep climb/descent, but overall, Dino allowed us to take our time and recommended taking as many pictures as we wanted. Grotto dining in the cavern closed for the season, but what an awesome idea. Would definitely return to take more friends to check this awesome spot out.
Written December 16, 2020
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Idaho Traveler
1 contribution
Jan 2020
Our guide was knowledgeable and personable, taking time to answer any questions we had. We had a great meal there too. The owner was at the property and was extremely hospitable. A day after we left, my husband discovered he had left his jacket at the restaurant. We called to make arrangements to pay for shipping to have it sent to us, but the owner said "that's not how we treat our guests - we'll gladly ship it to you FREE of charge". It was waiting at our doorstep when we arrived home! That kind of personal care is unheard of in today's business world - thanks for helping us see the genuine hospitality of days gone bye.
Written February 18, 2020
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Matthew J
Buena Park, CA526 contributions
Jun 2021
We are veterans of many cave tours. This particular cave includes a few crystal formations, some coral, a large cavern, and a few interesting stories. If you've never toured a cave, this is definitely worth seeing. On the other hand, if you've been to other caves, there isn't anything here that really stands out, EXCEPT that you can choose to either spend the night in a special hotel room in the cave (too expensive for us) or have a meal inside the cave. We chose to have a late lunch in the cave. We were lucky enough to be the only party at that particular time, so we had the cave and our server to ourselves. While the food was average, it was fun to spend an hour with the cave-restaurant mostly to ourselves.

If you are visiting the Grand Canyon South Rim and going west either before or after that, this is a nice place to stop.
Written June 27, 2021
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jennlovesfood
San Diego, CA3,285 contributions
Sep 2020
We have been planning to do all of Route 66 but decided to postpone because of the pandemic. Instead, we decided to do a small trip to the Grand Canyon. On our way to stopped at several places on Route 66 between CA & AZ. One of the coolest stops we made was at Grand Canyon Caverns.

I had seen the Grand Canyon Caverns on "Jack and Ozzy's World Tour" so I knew what to expect but I had no idea how seriously cool this place would be in person! What an unexpected unique spot!

We got to the caverns right as the last tour was about to start (whew) and we ended up being the only people on the tour (awesome). We had the cavern all to ourselves which was absolutely incredible. Our tour guide was terrific - cute, dorky jokes and we enjoyed. He was full of interesting stories and facts about the caverns.

Words don't really do justice the amazing and unique things you will see at this attraction. I have never been any place like it and we have traveled extensively. Seeing the amazing rock formations and the restaurant where you can eat (currently closed because of Covid - boo) is a treat. I absolutely love the room you can rent and stay in the caves overnight (thought I am not sure I am brave enough to do that). The caverns are also a designated bomb shelter in the case of disaster...the government planned for up to 2k people to be able to stay down there (food and water) but did not provide light and there is only one bucket and a couple of rolls of toilet paper. Yay, government planning :)!

Really, this is a no miss if you are going to the Grand Canyon or traveling Route 66. I am so, so glad we stopped and got to experience this wonder!
Written February 3, 2021
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