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Good tour for first time cave goers.

We took the classic cave tour. It's just under an hour long. The tour guide was very knowledgeable... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Jeanne N
Boulevard, California
A nice cave

We love visiting show caves and this was a nice one. Not the longest tour, but good. Lots of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Queen Creek, Arizona
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This desert refuge has sheltered people for over a thousand years. It has been home, shrine, hideout, challenging workplace, exciting playground, tranquil retreat. On the National Historic Register, the 2,400-acre Park showcases crystal-filled...more
16721 E Old Spanish Trl, Vail, AZ 85641-6732
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We took the classic cave tour. It's just under an hour long. The tour guide was very knowledgeable about the cave history. It takes you around the easier parts to get to. And you get to see the highlights of the cave. They offer a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My family enjoyed an easy hike while waiting for a tour. Great views of the mountains and surrounding desert landscape. We had family vacationing ages 7-70 and we all had such fun on the cave tour. Many stairs in the cave but all had handrails...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We love visiting show caves and this was a nice one. Not the longest tour, but good. Lots of stairs. We plan on going back and doing one of the other tours. The staff were friendly and the food was good too.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Stephanie-L1111
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Incredible Tour. If you have adventurous teenagers, this tour is for you. My husband is a fit 62 year old, I’m 47 and my boys are 18 and 20. We were able to scale the rock cliffs while keeping the boys challenged and engaged. We...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank CinthiaR
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our tour guide, Lauren, was excellent. She was attentive to everyone’s needs, answered questions, was full of information and so pleasant. You could tell she enjoyed her job. I was there with a young man who is doing a project on the CCC and Lauren...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Petrena
Reviewed October 29, 2018

We've done Kartchner Caverns and this was a different experience. We enjoyed our tour guide and the stories she told. The venue was nice. The store was really good with lots of merchandise. We didn't eat the food available but it looked great. A good...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank mickey448
Reviewed October 20, 2018 via mobile

The staff at the ranch were wonderful. The horses were fabulous sweet and gentle. This was my husbands first time on a horse and he got sweet Lacy and he loved it. I rode Double Dot and she was a doll. Well worth taking the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Delana R
Reviewed October 7, 2018

This is just east of Tucson in the Rincon Valley near Saguaro National Park East. Easy drive on a newly paved road from Tucson. It is a relatively short tour of a dry cave with many interesting features. The guides are knowledgeable and give you...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Roger C
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

Brooke was an awesome tour guide! She had a lot of fun stories to go along with the facts and history of the cave. Told us about some old movies that were made in and around the cave. She didnt hurry everyone along. Let us...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank j m
Reviewed September 25, 2018

Erin was great! We enjoyed all the information provided and trip around inside the cave. Great for any age that's able to use steps...

Date of experience: September 2018
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May 13, 2018|
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Response from casacontenta2 | Reviewed this property |
Restaurant..no. Go into Vail. They do have a snack bar
March 14, 2018|
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Response from Catherine C | Reviewed this property |
I didn't do the ladder tour - but you should just call and ask them. They want to make sure participants on their tours are comfortable, so I'm sure they would tell you.
Mary B
January 9, 2018|
Response from NotJustRocks | Reviewed this property |
I would say it is for sure! It has it's hazards, and you'll need to keep an eye on him, but I would say it's definitely kid friendly. They tell a couple neat stories about the cave during the tour, including one about how... More