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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Donald S
Comstock Park, MI2,788 contributions
Sep 2022 • Couples
Four of us took the tour, we had David as our tour guide. He was very informative. We took the long tour instead of the shorter one. (You can get a AAA discount or a senior discount). We are seniors in our mid 70’s and I will admit a couple of spots I was beginning to tire, but we forged on through. If you have the time it’s worth it. After, the women bought some jewelry, and then we had a root beer float. The root beer float was nothing to write home about, but their hamburgers smelled terrific.
Written September 2, 2022
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Bill M
Arizona184 contributions
Aug 2022
This is a unique cave since it has an elevator that takes you into the earth several hundred feet, and then has a combination living room and bedroom where you can spend the night for a fee.

The normal fee is about $20 for the 45-minute tour of the cavern and naturally when we go there the elevator was 'broken' and no tours were happening. But, 30 minutes later there was a 'fix' and we got to take the tour. Being there over 30 years ago I totally forgot about the number of stair step and uphill ramps that one has to navigate, and thus I and my partner ended up paying for the 'long' tour, and doing the 'shorter shortcut' tour.

The tour was interesting, but since this is a 'dry' cave as opposed to a 'wet' cave it is NOT as spectacular as many others. You will get to see the Cuba Crisis supply dump and the giant sloth as well as the bedroom. Taking pictures is a problem as the lighting is not conducive to picture taking; you will need a flash for most photos.

You should bring water with you, as no food or other drink is allowed in the cave. You do need good shoes that allow for up and down hill climbing. The guide was nice enough but seemed to be in a rush, and if you were not at the front of the line you may miss much of the narrative that is provided.

Inside the building are some dinosaur skeletons and a history of the cave and the area, in over a dozen languages. Outside there is a children's playground, and there are several interesting, and spooky displays on the grounds, as well as a dinosaur crossing and several dinosaur mockups. Plan on spending about 1.5 hours for the tour and other activities at this old Route 66 Mother Road location.

For those who have a private aircraft, there is an airfield. For those with an RV, there is ample parking.
Written September 1, 2022
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sue r
Bridgeport, NY206 contributions
Sep 2021
Very, very Interesting place but out tour guide was too much of a comedian for me. Instead of explaining things he continuously told joes, even though the group didn't encourage him.
Written August 21, 2022
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Laura T
11 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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veryuniquetraveler
NEBRASKA552 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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Tomtomaz2
Show Low, AZ342 contributions
Mar 2022 • Couples
In interesting adventure that you probably wouldn’t stop at if just driving on the old US 66 and saw the road billboards..the caverns are 1 mile off the highway on a mostly paved road.. The caverns themselves are a dry type and the largest in the US…different from Carlsbad and Kartchner in Az..so it is a different experience taking an elevator down 235 feet to enter..attractively lit and 2 large rooms connected by paved sidewalk..interesting stories due to storage of rations from 1950s bomb shelter use and the unique way concrete was gotten into the cavern so low.. stayed at the suite overnight and truly a unique experience to be the only people in an entire cavern overnight..no TV or cell signal but an old 78 rpm phonograph with numerous old platters..nostalgic ..food comes down as room service, but the whole experience very very pricey (it was a gift)..bucket list type of experience and they quote famous people that have stayed there..very romantic setup for the suite, but temperature of 59 degrees is an impediment..staff is wonderfully accommodating
Written March 6, 2022
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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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kellylwag
122 contributions
Jun 2021
Worth a stop on Route 66. The tour guide was friendly and knowledgeable. There are some stairs, so if you have bad knees, not a trip for you. Otherwise very cool
Written February 27, 2022
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Paul Bunker
3 contributions
Oct 2021
Dino is a very knowledgeable and informative guide at the caverns! He actually performed stand-up comedy with Robin Williams before Mork and Mindy!
Written October 12, 2021
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Vanessa M
1 contribution
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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