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North America » United States » Arizona » Kartchner Caverns February 18th 2009

There was certainly a wild west theme with our visits on this trip and we were trying to figure out ways to incorporate "Giddyup!" into normal conversation similar to the "meow" scene in Super Troopers. Old Tucson Studios, Tucson Wild West theme park and working movie set. Having not watched any western movies, the only movies I recognized that were filmed at Old Tucson Studios are 3:10 to Yuma & Little House on the Prairie. This place was pure cheese and I loved every minute of it. Well, actually thats a lie. I was excited for the PG-rated burlesque show called "Miss Kitty's Can-Can" until we actually sat down to watch it. Having seen Moulin Rouge in Paris, I now realized that was the show to rate all others by (despite its cheesy intermission acts and ... read more
staged gunfight - Old Tucson
down and dirty
waiting for the train... Old Tucson


Kartchner Caverns State Park This is a new state park and a “new” cavern. It was discovered in 1974 by Randy Tufts and Gary Tenen. They kept it a secret even from the property owners until 1978. A main concern was to protect the cave in it’s pristine condition and this was also shared by the property owners. The cave’s existence became known to the public in 1988 when it was purchased by Arizona State Parks. Then the process began to protect it and develop it. A lot has been learned from the others caves in the world. The cave was opened to the public in 1999. To enter this cave does not require a descent down into the earth. It is a horizontal entrance into the side of a hill. There are 2 chambers ... read more
Kartchner Cavern




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