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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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A living cave. Air locked doors to preserve it

This is a new found cave in the late 1970's. They were able to seal it and keep the environment alive to continue growing. They have preserved it like none others I have been in. If you touch...

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Best Cavern Tour!

The state did a fantastic job preserving and building visitor amenities at this site a short drive from Tucson. Park staff here is outstanding. We rate this tops among the caverns we have visited...

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Really worth a visit

We did the Throne Room tour, it was fascinating. The guides are extremely interesting and have so much information about the caves and history of the area. I have been down other caverns before, but...

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