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Kartchner Caverns State Park®

Central Arizona Region

23751 N. 23rd Ave., Ste. 190
Phoenix, AZ 85085
United States

Phone: 520-586-4100


Fax: 602-542-4188


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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Cavern of Choice

Family trip, well organized, cavern was excellent and well staged by the state park organization. Tour guide was good (perhaps too many bad puns), all in all very well done.

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The Throne Room Tour

Our first time going to the caverns after driving by many many times. We have been to a few cave tours, however this one was the best. Our tour guide Rich made the tour extra fun with his knowledge...

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GreAt Tour

We went for a tour of the big room cave at the park. Our guide Ranger Mike was so full of information and had a great personality. It was both a fun and learning experience. I would definitely...

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