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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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Highly informative

Ranger Ben presented a great deal of information in an understandable and lively manner. We learned about how the cave was discovered, the varied and amazing cave formations, and bat habits. The tour...

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Fascinating tours

I took both general tours that they offer. Both were excellent and well worth the money. You spend about 45 min - 1 hour underground (total fime of the tours is longer) and it goes by so quickly...

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More than stalactites & stalagmites

Fascinating to see a cave full of stalactites and stalagmites especially when they come in pretty shades, ranging from whitish to caramel. A shoutout to ranger Bryce who did a nice job as tour guide...

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