The Discovery Center offers up-close experiences with the Caverns. It is surrounded by a 550 acre State Park and six miles of hiking trails. The grounds also feature a hummingbird garden.
Inside the 23,000 square foot Discovery Center there are numerous displays including replicas of various mineral formations. The Center houses the Kartchner Caverns Gift Shop.
One of the displays is a fiberglass replica of a Shasta ground sloth. The 80,000 year old remains of one such ground sloth were found in the Caverns.
Hours: The park is open 7 days a week.
7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (MST)
Closed Christmas Day.
Address: 9 miles South of I-10, off State Hwy 90, exit 302
Phone: 520-586-CAVE (2283)
Reservation Fee: $3.00 (included in cave tour fee)
Park Entrance Fee: $5 per car (up to 2 adults) or free with tour reservation
Gift Certificates: available by calling the reservations line.
Rotunda/Throne Room Tour: $9.95 (ages 7-13) and $18.95 (ages 14 & up), free for children 6 and younger
Big Room Tour: $12.95 (ages 7-13) and $22.95 (ages 14 & up),
no children under 7
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