Kartchner Caverns State Park®
Central Arizona Region
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.
- #2 of 20 things to do in Benson
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Unfortunately because of the Covid-19 the caverns were closed. Good camping spaced and a lot of openings.
A "Must See" Attraction
The Kartchner Caverns are a "must see" attraction in southern Arizona. There are two tours to choose from, and both are truly awesome. The cave has been developed with a concrete path for the...
Impressive but no cameras allowed
We are Canadian Snowbirds who have visited the Caves twice in the past ten years. Each time we've done a day trip from Phoenix (2 hr trip each way) and found it well worthwhile. Book your...
- Wheelchair Accessible