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  • Benson, Arizona
  • Wednesday, November 29, 2023
  • 09:34 PM
Chance Rain Expected High: 37°
A chance of rain showers between 11pm and 5am. Mostly clear, with a low around 37. West southwest wind around 14 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Windspeed: 14 mph
Thursday 53°F Mostly Sunny
Friday 53°F Chance Rain
Saturday 54°F Sunny
Sunday 57°F Widespread Frost then Sunny
Monday 61°F Sunny
Tuesday 64°F Sunny
Wednesday 64°F Sunny

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Welcome to Benson, Arizona

The Gateway to Cochise County

Amid picturesque river-valley views, agreeable weather and the Home of Kartchner Caverns State Park, the City of Benson is ideally situated along Interstate-10 as the Gateway to Cochise County. 
 
Founded in 1880 prior to Arizona’s mining boom, Benson developed as a stopping point for the Butterfield Overland Stage mail delivery route.  Soon thereafter, the Southern Pacific Railroad came into Benson and continued to serve the area until 1997, when the line was purchased by Union Pacific Railroad. 
 
The City of Benson’s culture is ingrained with the Old West and our traditional Railroad heritage.  The Benson Visitor Center – Train Depot, located at 249 East Fourth Street in the heart of Benson’s historic downtown [see satellite map], is a beautiful replica railroad depot using many of the same architectural features as the original depot that was built over a century ago. 
 
The City of Benson is particularly proud of their designation as the Home of Kartchner Caverns State Park.  Located on 550 acres at the foothills of the Whetstone Mountains just south of Benson on State Highway 90, Kartchner Caverns State Park offers picnicking, camping, hiking, walking and the magnificent still-living caverns. 

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