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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Our family was very amazed by this place.We picked the Big room tour and was taken through it by a very knowledgable guide named Kyle. We would definitely like to go back and take the Throne tour.
Highlight of our trip - a must see!
It is impossible to put into words how awe-inspiring this place is. A spectacular work of art by nature. You really must see it to appreciate the incredible formations. I am claustrophobic so I was...
Way easier than you think, cooler too!
Went online day before and made reservation for tour (2choices). Picked the tour named rotunda and throne room. We had no clue. Got there a an hour plus early because we forgot about time change...
- Wheelchair Accessible