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Red Hills Visitor Center

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Address: 2700 N. Kinney Rd., Saguaro National Park, AZ 85743-9719
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+1 520 733 5158
09:00 - 17:00
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The western section of Saguaro National Park.

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Totaling over 40 miles, EIGHT hiking trails are open to the traveler to enjoy and to be up close to these unique cacti which are unique and only grow in southern Arizona and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 September 2015
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San Diego, California
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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2015

Totaling over 40 miles, EIGHT hiking trails are open to the traveler to enjoy and to be up close to these unique cacti which are unique and only grow in southern Arizona and northern Mexico. Established in 1916, Saguaro West/Tucson Mountain District will be soon celebrating its first century of oohing and aahing the public. These almost-human shaped cactus can... More 

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Jackson, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2015

I was in Arizona for business. I had an extra day to do some hiking. I got to the West side before sunrise and was amazed at what I saw. The saguaro cactus were stunning. So many of them. Also there are a lot of Barrel and Cholla cactus. As This side of the park was smaller than the east... More 

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Pasadena, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2015

Saguaro National Park is definitely worth visiting to see the giant cactuses. We were there in September so it wasn't very hot. There are apparently two parts of the park on either side of Tucson. We visited the west park accidentally just by going west on Interstate 10 through Tucson and getting off at the first sign we saw. The... More 

Thank TheCurmudgeon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2015

Upon arriving at the Welcome center we were greeted by A. Barn, who was very helpful and provided us with a map and explained everything to us including the movie that was being shown. The display in the center of the room was very helpful in showing the different types of cactus and the wildlife that we may encounter on... More 

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Orem, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2015

Saguaro National Park is a bit odd as there are two parts to it. Either is good, or both if you can. It's the desert, so expect it to be very hot during the summer. It's much better from October until April. The saguaros are stunning - bring your camera.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2015

We enjoyed going here. It was very nice and there were tons of saguaro cactus to see along with others. We wish we had more time to take it in and see the East Saguaro park too. It made for a beautiful sunset.

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2015

I just found out that, every weekend, a ranger gives a 45-minute talk about the history of the Civilian Conservation Corps, one of the programs President FD Roosevelt founded to fight the Great Depression. About half the talk is about the CCC and the Depression overall; the rest covers CCC camps and work around the Tucson Mountains. He obviously knows... More 

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Lexington, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2015

The welcome area was probably the best park of this journey, it was full of information and large cactus. Wonderful time walking and looking, saw a couple of roadrunners. Thankfully no snakes.....

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015

Pros: There are far more Saguaros on the West side of the park. Got to see some pictographs on this side of the park. Cons: The loop road on this side of the park is not paved. The park itself is much smaller than the east side and there are less trails. If you've seen the east side of the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015

We experienced car trouble in Phoenix on our way to the park. By the time we got back on the road, it was doubtful that we'd make it to the park before the visitor center closed. While this is not critical (park stays open 'til dark), our family was on a passport stamp quest (are there any other nerds like... More 

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