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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
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The western section of Saguaro National Park.

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I visited Saguaro National Park-West by myself and started at the Red Hills Visitor Center to get some ideas for a good way to safely explore the park. The rangers were so... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Tampa, Florida
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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I visited Saguaro National Park-West by myself and started at the Red Hills Visitor Center to get some ideas for a good way to safely explore the park. The rangers were so friendly and encouraged me to see the petroglyphs at Signal Hill and to take the King Canyon Trail. I did both and had a fantastic day. On my... More 

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South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not only does this park provide some wonderful scenery, it's also virtually next to the Sonoran Desert Museum, so you could do both in a day if you got an early start. There are great little hikes you can take in various places. The desert scenery is unique and spectacular! Well worth a visit!

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Bayfield, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Saguaro National Park can be visited in either the east or west side of Tucson, Arizona. The east side hosts the Rincon Mountains, while the west side the Tucson Mountains. Each area features a wide variety of Sonoran Desert plants and animals. If you only have time to visit one of the areas, I would suggest the west district.... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This park has it all: some good hiking trails, marvelous Ranger talks, old abandoned mines and petroglyphs. We first listened to the Ranger talk on the how much the CCC did in the park, their lifestyle there and their contributions to America. Then we did the King Canyon Trail to Wasson Peak. Marvelous trail to 360 degree views but it... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When most people hear the word, "desert," a dry, barren place may come to mind. A trip to Saguaro National Park West or East will change your mind. You will find yourself in a sea of saguaros and other types of cacti. If you are lucky enough to come in spring you will see blooms in colors ranging from white,... More 

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Alberta, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Quite interesting learned some things. Enjoyed the areas view. Gift shop and walking paths. Would recommend and visit again.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Red Hills Visitor Center is an unforgettable experience - just acres and acres of saguaro cactus along with a lovely visitors center with plenty of shaded spots and a great gift shop! Information on the history of the area and the nature in the area, along with a wonderful film about the local desert narrated by local Native Americans.... More 

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Iowa City, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A good place to start in any national park is the visitor center. Red Hills is a newer one with all the amenities you would expect. What you might not expect is how the movie ends in its theater! Cool!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were disappointed to have to pay $15 to drive thru the Saguaro national park. It was nothing different then driving thru southern Arizona.

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Tustin, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The visitor center is located in a pretty part of your the park surrounded by Saguaros. They have maps and recommendations on how to spend your day depending on how much time you have. There are some exhibits to look at and a gift shop. Best of all good restrooms and drinking fountains. It is really close to the scenic... More 

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