Kartchner Caverns State Park

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P.O. Box 1849, Benson, AZ, USA

Kartchner Caverns State Park Benson Reviews

Africancrab Africanc…
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Unique Living Formations May 04, 2013
This is one of the parks Arizona boasts of. Located in Benson, it is a system of wet caves. It was discovered by two young explorers in 1974 and remained private up until 1988 when the state of Arizona purchased it, turning it into a state park. Opened April through October, it offers visitors an adventure and a feast to the eyes. Because photographs are prohibited, you will not find many photos of the inside of the cave. This makes it more marketable to adventure seekers. You must book your tour in advance otherwise showing up unappointed will lead to disappointment.

I have toured Carlsbad Caverns, but I can not compare what I saw in Kartchner caverns with it. The trails were slippery due to the wetness of the cave, be sure to wear comfortable shoes with enough friction on the sole.

It is quite a tour, we were only able to sit in the big room for a brief moment.

The beautifully formed and unspoiled stalagmites and stalactites are exciting to see. I loved the soda straws, they were nothing like anything I had ever seen. The formations grow from all sides; top bottom and even sideways.

PS: Do not leave for tomorrow what you can do today!
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amos68 amos68
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Visit Live Cave Jul 21, 2011
Kartchner Caverns are a live wet cave system. This is a very well preserved cave. I was only able to visit one section because bats were having their babies the other section. It is a very beautiful cave!

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