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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
Phone Number: +1 520-586-2283
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A really special place

It is a dry 50 degrees outside but inside the humid caverns it is 80 degrees. You are actually inside "living" caverns in that they are not dormant but actually still developing... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Port Moody, Canada
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Port Moody, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It is a dry 50 degrees outside but inside the humid caverns it is 80 degrees. You are actually inside "living" caverns in that they are not dormant but actually still developing from the seeping surface water. The rangers and the volunteers do an excellent job. Come early and get on one of the lesser populated early trips into the... More 

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Lawndale, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is truly a site to see. Kartchner Caverns is a new park started in 2003. The history of how it was found in 1974 and survived to be one of the top Caverns in the country is amazing. The Museum and Caverns are well worth the visit. Unfortunately, you cannot bring a camera into the caverns for pictures, so... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Went during the week and wasnt crowded and got tickets at the counter it was just one other couple with us so it was almost a private tour and all I can say was it was completely amazing the only thing tho if your a little closterfobic i dont recommend it lol I was borderline but with a little controled... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

so cool to see the Throne room and learn how it was discovered by 2 men who just happen to be walking on a mountain and finding a sink hole

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Kartchner Caverns is everything you think it might be and MORE. I find it very taxing to provide the right words to convey how amazing this place is. Humbling really fits the bill.

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Lakeland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Photos are not allowed inside the cavern, so all you will see here are visitor center photos. Guests are not even allowed to take things like cameras, phones, water bottles, packs, bags, etc into the caverns. This is a measure to preserve the cavern from the effects of humans coming and going. The tour is great though. You will pass... More 

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Saskatoon, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was so amazing to see a living cave. You can see the drips of water occasionally and realize how long it takes for the cave to grow. Our Guide said it was good luck if you were dripped on! He was very knowledgeable and answered lots of questions. They are extremely concerned about contamination, and explain WHY you need... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This cave tour is only offered part of the year because that is when the bats are not occupying those parts of the cave. No worries though, the rest of the cave is available for tours year round. As a visitor of many caves,there are formations unique to this cave due to its shallow depth. This cave is kept humid... More 

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Dolores, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The tour guides were fantastic. Our family learned a lot about caves here. You should definitely visit!

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Completely Amazing and beautiful state park.. The touring are educational ..insightful...And will leave u in awe. Definitely worth the trip from Phoenix

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