Caves and Mines in Arizona with kids

Who said family fun had to be ABOVE ground! If you are looking for pretty awesome things to do with kids in Arizona, then let’s dig deep…literally!

Underground adventures are so much fun with children. It’s an experience that will introduce them to some of the most incredible wonders on earth, and formations they have never seen before.

Some underground experiences are perfect for family members of all ages and ability, but some require more active families as there are often steps involved.  Whatever you choose in The Grand Canyon State, you will experience something magical.

Underground experiences require you to join a tour, which is perfect for kids to learn all the fun facts about what they are seeing as they make their through the earth.  Sounds super fun!

Why have an above ground adventure in Arizona…when you can go UNDERGROUND! An exciting family day out for all!

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  • Kartchner Caverns State Park

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    Benson

    Explore the fascinating underground world of Arizona at this cavern 330 million years old, with a great state park above ground for the kids to enjoy.

  • Grand Canyon Caverns

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    Peach Springs

    Pick a tour type to suit and explore the caverns 21 stories down, including a ghost walk option, plus above ground there is a 9 hole frisbee golf course to enjoy, and one can also arrange trips from ...

  • Colossal Cave Mountain Park

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    Vail

    Amazing cave tours to explore the underground. Large numbers of insect eating breeds of bats can be seen here in their natural habitat embarking at dusk of an evening and returning en masse at dawn.

  • Cave of the Bells

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    Sonoita

    A unique, fragile and not often visited cave in Arizona, with beautiful and delicate formations. Visit via reservation only to protect it.

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  • Castles N Coasters

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    Phoenix

    Enjoy thrill rides, mini golf, family entertainment and lots of adventures at this Arizona theme park with a ton of fun for the kids!

  • Enchanted Island

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    Phoenix

    Perfect for those kids aged 1 to 10 years, Enchanted Island Amusement Park in Arizona offers charm and magic, as well as those exciting rides!

  • Big Surf

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    Tempe

    Body slides, tube slides, and even water basketball at this very fun family friendly water park - perfect for those water loving kids in Tempe! Enjoy your splashing family day out!

  • Breakers Waterpark

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    Marana

    Over 1.3 million gallons of water park excitement with the largest wave pool in Arizona! Cool off with the family at this fun water attraction!

  • Mesa Golfland Sunsplash

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    Mesa

    Water fun in Mesa with thrill slides, family slides and gentler options for those smaller kids. There is even mini golf, lazer tag, indoor play, raceway and dry rides!

  • Buckeye Aquatic Center

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    Buckeye

    The aquatic center features a twisty slide, 2 fountain play areas, a zero-depth pool and diving board.

  • Wet N Wild Phoenix

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    Glendale

    Slides, river, surfing, tubes, and tunnels - get ready for family water fun at Wet n Wild Phoenix! A VERY cool family day out option in Arizona!

  • Surprise Aquatic Center

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    Surprise

    Fabulous water park with both flume and tunnel slides, vortex whirlpool, diving well and boards, and a zero depth water play area for the little ones!

  • Mesquite Groves Aquatic Center

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    Chandler

    Features include 2 Water Slides, Lazy River flotation ride, Water Vortex, Interactive Play Pool with Beach Entry, Toddler Slides and a simply enormous dumping bucket!

  • Phoenix Zoo

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    Phoenix

    Animal fun at Phoenix Zoo, with 1,400 animals waiting to say hello. Also animal encounters, events, and camps!

  • Waterworld Safari

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    Phoenix

    Over 16 water rides and cool attractions, it's adventure, relaxation, and fun for everyone in the family. Congo River Rapids is mini water world for mini water sliders. One of the many fun family ...

  • Out Of Africa Wildlife Park

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    Camp Verde

    An amazing journey into the wonderful wildlife of Africa, without having to leave the beautiful Arizona! Lions, giraffes, black bears, zebras, hyenas....amazing animals to make your family day out ...

  • Reid Park Zoo

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    Tucson

    Come visit the Tucson zoo, and have a wild time. Meet the more than 400 animalsrhinos, elephants, anteaters, polar bears, lions, and many more! Adventure in our African, Asian, and South American ...

  • Wildlife World Zoo

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    Litchfield Park

    Wildlife World Zoo has Arizona's largest collection of exotic animals with over 2400 individual animals representing more than 400 exotic and endangered species. For nearly a quarter of a century, ...

  • Keepers of the Wild Nature Park

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    Valentine

    Visit a beautiful sanctuary that rescues, care and rehabilitate exotic and indigenous wildlife. Animal adventures for the kids in Arizona!

  • Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Ranch

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    Picacho

    Animal fun in Arizona on this working ostrich ranch. Also waiting for the kids are donkeys, goats, deer, and more!

  • Bearizona

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    Williams

    A North American wildlife park for those animal lovers in the family, where families can enjoy the wilderness and witness beautiful herds of wildlife roaming free around them - all from the safety of ...

  • Southwest Wildlife

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    Scottsdale

    A beautiful center that rescues, rehabilitates, and releases injured, displaced, and orphaned wildlife such as black bears, mountain lions, and Mexican gray wolves. Great for the animal loving ...

  • The Grand Canyon Deer Farm

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    Williams

    Oh Deer! A sweet and fun Deer Farm where kids don't just look at the deer, but walk among them, and touch them!

  • Sea Life Arizona

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    Tempe

    Over 5,000 creatures at this Arizona SEA LIFE aquarium, including sharks, seahorses and tropical fish, as well as a 360 degree ocean tunnel!

  • Butterfly Wonderland

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    Scottsdale

    A one of a kind experience at the LARGEST indoor butterfly pavilion in the entire USA!

  • Dollysteamboat Tours

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    Tortilla Flat

    Nestled in the heart of the Superstition Mountains lies spectacular Canyon Lake, home of the Dolly Steamboat.

  • Detours Arizona

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    Tempe

    Professionally Guided Tours of the Southwest and so much more...As the leader in professionally guided tours of the Southwest, Detours offers the most comfortable and memorable tours since 2001.

  • Pink Jeep Tours Sedona

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    Sedona

    Fun jeep tours around Sedona for the family - a great and unique way to see this magical Arizona city! Great for kids over 18 months, and fun horse-riding adventures for kids over 8 years!

  • Red Rock Helicopter Tours

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    Sedona

    A fun and thrilling experience to see Sedona from a completely different and unique viewpoint!

  • Sedona Off Road Adventures

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    Sedona

    Get adventurous with scenic tours, and magnificent sunsets whilst enjoying off road jeep fun in Sedona!

  • Sedona Trolley Tour

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    Sedona

    Daily Scheduled Tours to All of the Best Places in Sedona!

  • A Day In The West

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    Sedona

    At A Day in the West we offer a wide variety of tours, including: Jeep Tours, Horseback Rides, Jeep / Helicopter Combination, Jeep / Spa Combination, and Jeep / Winery Combination Tours.

  • Sedona Star Gazing Tours

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    Sedona

    An entertaining evening of astronomy under the canopy of Sedona’s brilliant starry sky.

  • Ghost Town Tours Jerome

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    Jerome

    Historic and spooky tours in the LARGEST ghost town in the USA, with mystery, fun and maybe some scares!

  • Hatch River Expeditions

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    Flagstaff

    Adrenaline pumping and relaxing Grand Canyon river tours - from motorized and oar powered rafting, to kayaks. Great adventurous family fun in Flagstaff for kids!