Kartchner Caverns: Big Room tours resume, annual Halloween party - Tucson News Now

Kartchner Caverns: Big Room tours resume, annual Halloween party

(Source: http://azstateparks.com/parks/KACA/) (Source: http://azstateparks.com/parks/KACA/)
BENSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Tours of the Big Room at Kartchner Caverns resumed and staff are preparing for the annual Halloween party, according to a recent release. 

Fall tours of the Big Room were resumed on Oct. 15, after a summer break while the room served as a nursery for nearly 1,000 female cave myotis bats. The release stated that pregnant females return to the caverns near the end of April, then give birth to a single pup in late June and leave the cave in mid-October.  Interested in a cave tour? Reserve now at AZStateParks.com and select 'Reserve a cave tour'. 

The annual Halloween party is also coming up, Saturday, Oct. 24 Kartchner Caverns hosts its annual spooky Halloween bash.  This will be the fourth year the park is hosting this event, which runs from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. 

There will be above ground activities and displays, with activities for kids like games, crafts, candy and much more. 

The cost of the Halloween party is the park entry fee of $6 per vehicle. Wear your costume to the event and you can get in for free!

For more information please call (520)586-2283 or AZStateParks.com/parks/KACA

Kartchner Caverns State Park is located on Highway 90, nine miles south of I-10 near Benson.

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