Benson, Arizona

Entrance to Kartchner Caverns
Entrance to Kartchner Caverns

We visited Kartchner Caverns because of a tip from our good friends, Kevin and Wendy Gallagher; it should be on everyones Bucket List! It was AMAZING! Unfortunately, I was not allowed to bring anything into the caverns; that included cameras, phones, NOTHING! They are “live” caves meaning the formations are still growing ever so slowly; 1 inch every 100 to 1000 years! To see photos and read the incredible history of their discovery and introduction to the public as a state park Google “Kartchner Caves” or go to the┬ástate park website here: www.azstateparks.com and look for Kartchner caverns. There’s a video tour as well as still pictures.

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We(I) chose NOT to do the claustrophobic mine tour down into the bowels of the earth where we would be most certainly be buried alive!