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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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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... read more

Reviewed 18 September 2015
Pasadena, California
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Pasadena, California
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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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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 

Thank George M
Orem, Utah
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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.

Thank Jason M
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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.

Thank seetheusainaford
Tucson, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
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 

Thank An0nyMs
Lexington, South Carolina
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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.....

Thank Charles C
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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 

2 Thank RoapTripper3081
United States
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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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Springfield, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 20 June 2015 via mobile

Enjoyed being up close to saguaro cacti. Walked a 1/2 mile loop. Went early, so visitor center not open. Nice 7 mile meander through cacti and desert in general. Spiritual, standing next to these gentle giants! Would definitely go back.

1 Thank Novelty1234
Prince George, Canada
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Reviewed 16 June 2015

Saguaro National Park is always a must for our trips to Arizona. Both the East and West Units are beautiful. The East Unit is great for those with mobility issues as the paved driving loop allows great views, but the hiking and wildflower viewing is better in the West Unit. Sunsets are amazing over the saguaros and the birds, snakes,... More 

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