Kartchner Caverns State Park

Saint David, AZ

Where are we going?

Kartchner Caverns State Park
3183 AZ-90
St David
AZ 85630

520 586 2283

What is there to do?

It all began with a drop of water... Kartchner Caverns State Park features the incredible caverns, which is an ancient water eroded wonderland with unique formations and stunning sights!

Who says adventure needs to be ABOVE ground!

This limestone cave was discovered back in 1974, and features all those incredible formations you find in these underground wonders - and this one took 330 million years to be formed by the water! Kids will be able to see icicles, and giant stalagmites, and it can all be explored by the 90 minute guided tour.

Above ground, the Discovery Center is a great place to check out the museum exhibits all on the cave, and the history of the it, with a theater and displays too. If you have ever wanted to experience 86,000 year old sloth bones, and a 36,000 year old horse skull, it's all at the museum!

Kids can see bones from various animals found in the area, and they can learn all about the geology of the caverns, and the surface area. There are even exhibits on the evidence of human habitation on display too! Can you imagine what kind of life these humans would have led? It's fun to imagine!

Why not explore the Kartchner Caverns State Park after your visit too! Get those active kids out onto the hiking trails, enjoy a picnic in the picnic areas and check out the pretty birds in the Hummingbird Garden!

So grab those walking shoes and enjoy an underground adventure in one of the most stunning caverns in the USA!

How much does it cost?

Adults: $23. $30 for speciality cave tour

Children: $13 (Ages 7-13) / $5 (Under 7). $30 for speciality cave tour


Need a little extra help?

Most of the above and below ground areas are accessible. Parking, campgrounds and picnic areas are accessible, as are restrooms. The cave is accessible by wheelchair too but speak to staff about the specifics


When can we go?

Gate open 6am - 10pm. Discovery Center 9am - 5pm. (8am - 6pm winter)

All year round


Any top tips?

It is not uncommon for young children, 6 years and under, to become uncomfortable in the cave environment. In these instances, the child and parent will be allowed to leave the cave tour, for their well-being and safety. Please inquire upon check-in, if you have any concerns. The Big Room Tours are not suitable for kids under 7 years

I’m Hungry!

The Bat Cave Cafe offers a range of tasty food, from pizza, to quesadillas, hot dogs, and treats!

Healthy Eating

The cafe has healthy options including wraps and sandwiches.

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