Kartchner Caverns State Park Voted Best Cave In The U.S.A.

April 15, 2016

Kartchner Caverns State Park, in Southern Arizona, was voted the best cave in the United States as part of the 2016 USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards.

“Arizona’s state parks are some of the most stunning in the world – and we’re excited that people from across the country agree,” said Governor Doug Ducey. “We’re grateful to Arizona State Parks for their efforts to preserve Kartchner Caverns’ natural environment and provide outstanding recreational opportunities for visitors from around the globe.”

“This Arizona gem has the entire package. It has an incredible cluster of formations, beauty, and is a model for cave preservation,” said Gary Tenen, who along with Randy Tufts discovered what is now called Kartchner Caverns State Parks in 1974. “It is gratifying that the visiting public agrees and voted it the best in the U.S.A. Most importantly, through the continuing stewardship of Arizona State Parks this magnificent cave will be protected and available to the public for generations to come.”

Kartchner Caverns was one of 20 caves throughout the country nominated to be part of the voting process.

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