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Kartchner Caverns State Park, Benson

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At Kartchner Caverns State Park, you'll discover a 3.9 km (2.4 mi) long limestone cave, with formations that have accumulated for over 50,000 years. The cave is known for some of the world's longest "soda straw" stalactites, an 18 m (58 ft) tall column, and a room with the world's most extensive formation of moonmilk--a white and creamy cave substance. Visit the 2,100 sq m (23,000 sq ft) visitor center, where you'll hear about the geology, the bat population, and the paleontology of these caverns. There are picnic places and camp sites in the area. Check at the visitor center to be sure the caves are open--at certain times during summer the caverns are closed because bats colonize them. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Kartchner Caverns State Park and many more Benson attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Benson trip planning website.
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  • Excellent facilities and good info in the visitor centre. The tour was rather drawn out although the background about how the caves were discovered and developed was interesting and well told. We... 
    Excellent facilities and good info in the visitor centre. The tour was rather drawn out although the background about how the caves were discovered and developed was interesting and well told. We...  more »
  • We greatly enjoyed our tour of the cave's Big Room. Our guide was very enthusiastic and knowledgeable. The cave is huge and has a wide range of formations to see. The operators have taken numerous... 
    We greatly enjoyed our tour of the cave's Big Room. Our guide was very enthusiastic and knowledgeable. The cave is huge and has a wide range of formations to see. The operators have taken numerous...  more »
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  • I remember visiting here a very long time ago. The cavern is basically the same thanks to thoughtful preservation efforts 👌. The tour was lovely. We had a great tour guide. He shared his "cave humor" and he obviously has a great passion for the caverns. This is a DO NOT MISS when in the area. We'll worth that $20-ish ticket. You must make reservations and the tours fill up fast so vest to plan ahead for this adventure.
  • Another beautiful Arizona State Parks. I recommend doing both cave tours, Rangers took their time, answering questions and being very aware of how important it is to maintain these, gorgeous caveds. I stayed in a cabin for 2 nights, it is very comfy, has a refrigerator and microwave. It was chilly out, I stayed nice and warm in the cabin. Very clean cabin and adjoining restrooms across the road.

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