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Red Hills Visitor Center

2700 N. Kinney Rd., Tucson, AZ 85743-9719
+1 520 733 5158
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Top Notch Visitor Center

This is one of the best designed visitors center for the parks and monuments we have been in. The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Spencerville, Indiana
via mobile
Visit ruined

We arrived and started to enter, I saw an elderly woman and her companion leaving. Of course I... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
New York City, New York
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The western section of Saguaro National Park.
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good25%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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2700 N. Kinney Rd., Tucson, AZ 85743-9719
+1 520 733 5158
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is one of the best designed visitors center for the parks and monuments we have been in. The slide show was spectacular and the way it concluded with the screen raising to allow you to see the real live outside scene of the cacti...More

1  Thank robertrconley
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived and started to enter, I saw an elderly woman and her companion leaving. Of course I stepped back and held the door open for them. They breezed by without any acknowledgement at all, like I was their servant. It really pissed me off....More

Thank charliepotatoes0101
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The loop road through the park is a unpaved and a bit rough, but the views of the cacti were amazing. You can get to the desert discovery trail without going on the dirt road, and it was definitely worth it. The trail is short...More

1  Thank Sarah B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This is an amazing dense area of Saguaro cacti. A must see. The staff are very enthusiastic and helpful. Fun informative video that ends with the screen raising and you see a view out a window over the hillside. Did i say this section is...More

1  Thank Tanawha208
Reviewed 15 July 2017

This Visitor Center was very informative! The video had some great information about the park and surrounding culture. The park staff is also very helpful. It got to 117 while we were there so we appreciated our water, don't forget yours!

1  Thank RDWNG1
Reviewed 8 July 2017

The Red Hills visitor center is a magnificent building ,. The view at this location is amazing .. Friendlly staff, very informative. Nice gift shop .. Don't miss the visit ..The park has two peculiarities:, its name comes from a cactus and it is divided...More

1  Thank Patrick D
Reviewed 24 June 2017

Visited the Western part of this National Park and found the trails and Visitor Center to be exceptionally nice. Visitor Center is ultra-modern in design and fits well into the landscape. Interesting slide show in theatre, nice gift area and limited displays plus bathrooms. No...More

1  Thank Don49680
Reviewed 23 June 2017

First, be aware that the park is really two separate parks. One on the east and the other on the west side of Tuscon. This visitor center is in the west part of the park. The Saguaros are forest like in numbers and very scenic...More

3  Thank JuanOquendo
Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

Really enjoyed our visit. The park is absolutely breathtaking. Bring water! There is a place to refill bottles if needed.

1  Thank Jung Yi T
Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

$15 fee was worth it to support these beautiful parks! Being a southern girl from the East Coast I can only be smitten with these beautiful Saguaro forests and the amazing views in Arizona. Thank you for everything you do to educate, preserve and nurture...More

2  Thank ramona0101
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Yoka E
18 February 2017|
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Response from fishdocdad | Reviewed this property |
Hi Yoka E, again, Maybe a great time to come. As the other person stated, altitude does play big role in who is blooming and when. Just 10-20 ft difference in altitude can make a difference. Tucson has 2 saguaro parks, Red... More
13 January 2017|
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Response from fishdocdad | Reviewed this property |
Wow, you're really going to see some really great things. Make sure, absolutely sure, you see the power point show at Saguaro West. The Desert Museum has a couple of great, atmospheric restaurants, that's where I would plan... More
19 October 2016|
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Response from fishdocdad | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry, I should have provided you a bit more info for mapping purposes. N Kinney Rd. was closed which is the SW entrance. If you're heading N on Kinney Rd. You would typically turn R to stay on Kinney Rd which takes you... More