Benson is a city in Cochise County, Arizona, in the United States, 45 miles east-southeast of Tucson. It was founded as a rail terminal for the area, and still serves as such. The population of the city is 4,934 according to 2006 Census Bureau estimates.
The city today is perhaps best known today as the gateway to Kartchner Caverns State Park. The World University is also located in Benson.