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Kartchner Caverns State Park

Listed as one of the top ten caves in the world, Kartchner Caverns is a masterpiece of nature. Take time to tour the world-class Discovery Center before your cave tour. Kartchner Caverns State Park, harbors the second longest stalactite of its kind in the world. The 21-foot long and one-quarter inch wide “soda straw” is among the cave’s most interesting features.

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.
The Big Room tour is a longer and more physically challenging tour. Children age 6 and under are not allowed on the tour.
Picnicking,camping and many hiking trails at this 550-acre State Park are available to visitors.
The caverns are located near Benson, Arizona, one hour south of Tucson.
(I-10 east to Hwy 90, exit 302, south 9 miles to Park).

Colorful Sunset in Kartchner State Park
Colorful Sunset in Kartchner State Park



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