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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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A Must See Arizona State Park Jewel

We bought tickets on line to hold our place for a 1:20 pm tour of the Rotunda / Throne room. We did this tour on a Saturday in May, driving down from Phoenix. (2.40 drive time on a Friday!) We found...

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Simply Amazing, Must Visit at least once in your life. Treated with true KINDNESS ❤️.

It was a pure joy the way you are treated from the moment you arrive to the time you leave. Everyone is so kind, friendly, so helpful, from the young woman at the gates, she was pleasure to talk...

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Great State Park and Camping

We stayed at Kartchner Caverns State Park campground for 3 nights and took a tour of the Big Room cavern. What a great adventure! The park is very well maintained and everyone who works at the park...

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