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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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Awesome caves a great find.

Our family got to see the most incredible sights underground. It was a great learning experience as well. For our preteen and teenage kids, they had as much fun as we did as parents seeing and being...

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Wonderful Park, Great Weekend!

I camped in the park and was very impressed. Water hook up and many sites also have electricity. The Camp Hosts were wonderful. They checked me in as soon as I arrived to my reserved site. They drove...

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The Underground

I've done this tour a number of times with family and with field trips with the school and its always a lot of fun and educational. Its humid and warm, don't chew gum and wear sneakers for comfort...

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