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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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Outstanding Preservation of a Wet Cave

Kartchner is a magnificent opportunity to view a cave which places nature first. While not nearly as large as Carlsbad or Mammoth, it has truly impressive features. The huge column (Kubla Khan...

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Very interesting tour

This is a very interesting place with the opportunity to learn a little on how the earth has formed, evolved, and changed geologically. There are three caverns/rooms, depending on time of year you...

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An Arizona desert treasure

We purchased our tickets ahead of time which was great because they were sold out. It's a warm cave so you don't need a jacket or cover up. Make sure you wear sturdy shoes so you can safely walk...

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