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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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Love this place

Great campground that is very spacious and clean. WiFi works which is wonderful. Took a tour of the Throne Room which was also nice to see again. Like the story behind the discovery and the...

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Great tour of the Big Room & Foothills Hike

I was lucky to get the last available spot on the Big Room tour for 2:45 and had a great tour in what is usually closed during the summer because it is a maternity ward for bats. The Big Room is the...

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Wonderful Campground

This place was one of the nicest campgrounds I’ve been to. Large sites, with tons of space and incredible views! The caverns were the best I’ve seen ever! Amazing and well protected with experienced...

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