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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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A living cavern with fantastic history!

While visiting Tucson, we decided to travel outside the city and tour some local attractions. This was a gem of a find! Totally last minute decision and it proved to be a good one! Our guide (looks...

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plan ahead

We have known about the tours at Kartchner Caverns for several years, but as an avid photographer I was not eager to visit because they do not allow photography. We had friends and family coming to...

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Amazingly Beautiful

We have now seen both tours, and each one is breathtaking!! Why are these caves so special?.....because they are alive and still forming. Every effort is taken to keep them pristine for generations...

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