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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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  • Since most people do not experience many such caverns, each time is interesting and rare. This lives up to that experience! It is remote, but the actual experience is memorable. There are good... 
    Since most people do not experience many such caverns, each time is interesting and rare. This lives up to that experience! It is remote, but the actual experience is memorable. There are good...  more »
  • My husband and I actually did both of the cavern tours. We enjoyed both the Rotunda Throne Tour and the Big Room tour. We couldn't decide which to do so did both and actually they were different so....  more
    My husband and I actually did both of the cavern tours. We enjoyed both the Rotunda Throne Tour and the Big Room tour. We couldn't decide which to do so did both and actually they were different so....  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.
  • Visited 02/24/22 while kids were out of school for Rodeo break! Very fun and informative tour. The visitors center was very nice as well. They have a restaurant on site if you feel the need. Make reservations online because the tours fill up fast. Definitely worth the $money$ and roughly a 30 minute drive from Tucson. Enjoy!

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