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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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Tour Well Done And Informative

There are a limited number of tours, call ahead and be sure you can join a tour. They man the phones starting at 8am and the first tour is at 9:15. We joined the first tour and our guide was...

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I’ve been to a number of caves in the USA, national parks and others, and none compare to Kartchner. The presentation and preservation of the cave system are second to none. Beyond that, the...

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Best Cave Tour Ever

There are two cavern tours available at this park and we took the Big Room Tour (available from mid-October to mid-April). While it may not be the biggest or most treasure filled cave in the US, we...

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