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Kartchner Caverns State Park


category : Natural Attractions
The Kartchner Caverns story is one of amazing discoveries...both past and present. Stand where the discoverers first entered the cave. Marvel at the strange and colorful formations. Learn about cave inhabitants, both ancient and living. As scientific studies continue, discoveries are yet to be made.

You will see some of the tiniest, most delicate formations found in the cave, as well as the largest column in Arizona. Tours includes an up-close look at the variety of formations and colors that makes this cave one of the top ten in the world.

During the summer months, the cave's Big Room serves as a nursery roost for over 1,000 female cave myotis bats.

The cave's existence became public knowledge in 1988 when its purchase was approved as an Arizona State Park. Extraordinary precautions have been taken during its development to conserve the cave's near-pristine condition.


Admission: State Park fees.
Hours: Daily, 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Address: 9 miles So of Benson on I-10, off State Hwy 90, exit 302.
Phone: 520-586-2283
Our Website:www.pr.state.az.us/Parks/parkhtml/kartchner.html

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