Kartchner Caverns State Park
AZ-90, Benson 85602 Driving directions
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9am-5pm (6pm in winter) - booking recommended

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These huge "wet" limestone caves in the Whetstone Mountains were discovered in 1974. There were formed following the gradual retreat of the sea 200 000 years ago. The Rotunda-Throne Room is home to five different types of limestone formations created by the movement of water, including a 58ft column known as Kubla Khan. Big Room Complex boasts some beautiful multicoloured rocks, but is not accessible in summer as thousands of bats nest here.

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