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Kartchner Caverns State Park®

Located in: Central Arizona Region

Address:

23751 N. 23rd Ave., Ste. 190
Phoenix, AZ 85085
United States

Phone: 520-586-4100

Fax: 602-542-4188

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Description

Off AZ Hwy. 90. Reservations strongly recommended. Park entrance fee $6/vehicle; free with tour reservation. Rotunda/Throne Room tour: $23.00/adults, $13.00/children 7–13, children under 7 $5. Big Room tour: $23.00/adults, $13.00/children 7–13, children under 7 prohibited. Park open 7 days/week, 7:30 a.m.–6 p.m. Tours run 8:20 a.m.–4:20 p.m. Reservations taken from 8 a.m.–5 p.m., each day. Allow at least 3 hours for entire park experience; cave tours last about one hour each. Photos and video equipment prohibited.One of the great natural wonders of the western United States. It’s believed that no human had ever seen this huge living cave prior to its discovery in the 1970s by two Tucson cave enthusiasts. Care has been taken to preserve the pristine conditions within. Remarkable because it is a “wet” or “living” cave, meaning the calcite formations are still growing. See a stunning variety of multicolored cave formations.

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Excellent cave

I've been going into caves for 40 years, and I'd heard a lot about Kartchner from people involved in it's development, but hadn't visited until today. In my opinion, this is the most carefully...

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Live Stalactites

This cavern is well preserved and continues to grow its stalactites and stalagmites. Amazing formations.

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Such a Surprise!!!

We have explored caves all over the world and honestly had never heard of Kartchner Caverns. This was such a welcome surprise! Do not let the warnings about the humidity and heat inside the cave keep...

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