We’re in Benson! Today we took a tour of the throne room in Kartchner Caverns. It had lots of freaky cool speleothems like soda straws, cave bacon, curly fries, and cave popcorn. Aidan says that sounds like we went to a restaurant. We didn’t go to the big room, but it has turnip shields and a strawberry room. That’s a lot of cave food! Apparently the throne room has one of the world’s largest soda straw stalactites (21 feet 2 inches). The coolest thing in the whole cave is Kubla Khan (58 feet), the tallest column in Arizona!

It was a lot different going to such a large cave compared to the smaller salted cave we mined in south of here.  It was fun going on a tour with lots of people.  I even earned a really cool Girl Scout badge!

Here are some links for more information about this cool cave in Benson, AZ:

Here is a really fun Cave Formation Find-a-Word that Aidan and I enjoyed doing:

Let me know if you’ve found any other caves in Arizona that you’ve been to.  Please comment below and add links. My Mom makes comments get approved before they show up, but they will!