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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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  • #2 of 19 things to do in Benson
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Very cool place, but limited if you have young kids

The caverns are amazing, but be aware that the only way to view them is on a guided tour (an hour or more long) during which you cannot touch ANYTHING. While I highly recommend the tour, it is not...

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Caverns, Caves, stalactites, stalagmites!

What a beautiful cavern preservation - it’s beautiful and pristine and wonderfully preserved. It was worth the trip from Phoenix to Benson to take this tour. Our tour guide, Ritch, was very...

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A must see in Southern AZ!

Amazing beauty, well maintained, to ensure it's longevity and grandeur! A phenomenal experience to truly appreciate our awesome planet! I agree with other reviews that photos do not do it justice...

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