Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Kartchner Caverns State Park

Are you on vacation or got a day off from work and are looking for something cool to do?

Experience a spectacular limestone cavern found in Southeastern Arizona that boasts world-class features. Located about 10 miles south of Benson, AZ, this "live" cave known as Kartchner Caverns, discovered in 1974, is host to a wide variety of unique minerals and formations.

A great place to visit on a hot and dry Arizona Summer day, the cave has an average temperature of 72° Fahrenheit (22° Celsius) and 99% humidity year-round. Water percolates from the surfaces and calcite formations (speleothems) continue to grow, including stalactites dripping down like icicles and giant stalagmites reaching up from the ground.

Tour guides will unveil this fascinating underground landscape during a memorable 1½ hour tour.

Source: Arizona State Parks

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