Kartchner Caverns State Park®
Located in: 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.
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Great time at Karchner Caverns
We visited my sister and her husband in Sierra Vista for a couple days and this was one of two activities we picked to do and sure glad we did. It was a lot of fun. Not quite as spectacular as...
Camera Club Outing
We were fortunate to get all 15 slots for one of the rare photo tours of these magnificent caverns. Even when cameras are not allowed, it is a great tour. Fascinating natural wonder in a state that...
Well done tour
Great tour, guide was excellent, entertaining and fun. Very informative, good for all ages. Definitely good to reserve in advance.
- Wheelchair Accessible