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Kartchner Caverns State Park

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Address: Highway 90, 9 miles (14 km) south of Interstate 10, Benson, AZ 85602
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+1 520-586-2283

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Amazing caves

Super knowledgeable parks employee guided us through these amazing caves. It's a busy place so most make reservations, but we were able to walk up on a Thursday morning around... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Vashon, Washington
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Vashon, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Super knowledgeable parks employee guided us through these amazing caves. It's a busy place so most make reservations, but we were able to walk up on a Thursday morning around 9:30 am and get a 10:45 am tour at $23 each. Tour size is about 15 people for this busy park. Lots of school groups, but they seemed to accommodate... More 

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Mississauga, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We toured the 'Rotunda'. Guide meets the group and brings you to the cave entrance via tram. You are then guided on a 45 minute tour and the magnificent & vast cave.

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Tustin, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I recently visited Kartchner Caverns with a Boy Scout troop. The staff was very accommodating to our group of 32, though I made my reservation back in November. The cost is $23 for adults and $13 for kids from 7 - 13. The visitors center is good and the cavern is amazing, but the tour is too short. You have... More 

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Marquette, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Though it was a little pricey, and we had over an hour wait until our tour time, it was still a great place to visit. You can avoid having to wait for your tour by calling ahead and making a reservation. There was quite a bit to do while we waited though, as there is a gift shop, a short... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We have been meaning to go here for awhile. It is well worth the trip from Phoenix (about 2.75 hrs). We stayed for 3 nites and also visited Bisbee. We did a cave tour each morning, then out about or a hike in the afternoon. I recommend at least 3 days to get a good feel for the area.

Thank Cpjules
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We only had time for one tour, and so we chose the Rotunda/Throne Room tour and were not disappointed. The tour guide was very informative, and did a very good job of explaining and answering questions. The cave is warm and 99% humidity so be prepared and dress accordingly. If you wear a jacket (may be necessary if cool outside-... More 

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Chilliwack, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We arrived at the gate without reservations and were let in so we could see if any seats were available on the cave tours. As luck would have it we were able to attend a tour in 40 mins. This was awesome as on line it said they couldn't accommodate us until Tues. We looked at the exhibits, checked out... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

My husband, adult daughter and I went to the visit the caverns on recommendations from two friends. We were not disappointed. We took the Rotunda/Throne Room tour. There were so many different formations. Our tour guide, Bill, was passionate about the caves and gave us so much great information. If we come back to the area we would definitely do... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I booked the Big Room tour far in advance to ensure we could see this natural wonder. As many reviewers have said, the preservation of the caves here is first class. The Big Room tour is not open during the bat season, when the female bats return to have their babies, to ensure the bats are not disturbed. I was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The state has got to great lengths to preserve these caverns. There are 2 tours. One is closed in the summer for the bats. You can do both in one day, but you should reserve ahead of time on line. The guides are well versed. Benson is a good overnight stay only 9 miles away.

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