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Kartchner Caverns State Park®

Located in: Central Arizona Region


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

Phone: 520-586-4100

Fax: 602-542-4188

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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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Beautiful park with many options for activities, nice campground.

The visitor center has interesting exhibits about the cave and a well stocked gift shop with some good natural history books and assorted souvenirs. The café serves food until 4 or 4:30 and the...

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The Best Caverns Around!

Whenever we have visitors, a must-see stop is always Kartchner Caverns. The State of AZ is to be congratulated on preserving this incredible natural wonder in all its growing splendor. The park is...

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Fun way to learn about limestone caverns

An Arizona state park with more than cactus, Kartchner Caverns makes for an interesting stop. A little walking is involved but the well informed park rangers make the time in the cavern well worth...

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