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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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The western section of Saguaro National Park.

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The usual N.P visitor center with helpful Rangers and Volunteers. A nice gift shop and small museum. this is a must stop before you start out to explore the park

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Fontanelle, Iowa
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Fontanelle, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The usual N.P visitor center with helpful Rangers and Volunteers. A nice gift shop and small museum. this is a must stop before you start out to explore the park

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New York, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A volunteer at the center advised about driving the loop road and easy walking trails in the park. The park is incredible. You walk on trails among the giant Saguaro cactus. They are so majestic. Plenty of birds and other amazing wildlife abound. Don't miss this jewel of the desert southwest.

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Mobile, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A must see after visiting the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum just down the road. You won't believe the scenery and pristine landscapes.

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Vashon, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Saguaro National Park has 2 parts - one west of Tucson and 1 east (Rincon). The west is more remote and has more dense saguaro cactus. We enjoyed the west section much more. Excellent visitors center to gather info and decide where to drive and/or hike. Signal peak has a very short walk to petroglyphs and is worth the stop.... More 

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Trumbull, Connecticut
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My review of only three stars is not saying anything about what is offered at the visitors center or the staff there (who are GREAT and very informed), it is more about the time that you should be spending there. It's one thing to spend time in the park, and a completely different thing to spend time at the visitors... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are two parts of Saguaro National Park. I visited the western half, Red Hills. Rincon was a little bit farther away from where I was staying in Tucson, but isn't too far if you've got the time. At the time of my visit, the Bajada Loop Drive was closed. However, the drive through the park was quite beautiful. The... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2017

Saguaro National Park is divided into two separate sections, about 35 miles apart: east and west. This is the west (and smaller) section. This national park provides an excellent view of the Sonora desert region, and features the Saguaro cactus. This is a very good place for birding. The Visitor Center is informative. There are trails to hike here, and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

This park offers numerous hikes for all people and families. It is a great day out and a fabulous experience for children with the various hikes. We loved hearing the coyotes in the valley on one of our hikes. Must visit this park if you are in the southwest

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

It is hard to capture the beauty of the desert mountains with an iPhone camera. But, wow! The drive to the Red Hills visitor center was gorgeous, and the center was very nice and had great merch. Got our NP passport stamped. We then did the petroglyphs walk and a long hike at King Canyon. Spectacular views and day. We... More 

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Rego Park, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

The Visitor Center is a perfect place to start a trek in this national park. They will lay out the possibilities for the day. You can start with an easy trail just behind the visitor center, or, if it is too hot, you can take a five mile loop road through the desert to see the magnificent saguaro cacti. Either... More 

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