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Red Hills Visitor Center

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

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Must Visit at Sunset

We had spent the early afternoon at Old Tucson and decided to visit Saguaro NP near the end of the day. It was an excellent choice. There were very few visitors left so the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 February 2015
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Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2015

We had spent the early afternoon at Old Tucson and decided to visit Saguaro NP near the end of the day. It was an excellent choice. There were very few visitors left so the drive up the dirt road was no problem. The Saguaros take on another dimension with the setting sun. And just before the actual sunset you can... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2015

We were fortunate enough to not only see the natural beauty of the park, but also attend a short talk about the geology of the area. The lecturer was a retired professor of geology who volunteers his time to educate visitors on the fascinating history and geology of this unique place. You can choose to simply drive through the park... More 

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Janesville, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2015

We visited the Saguaro West National Park on a sunny 73 degree day in February. The Visitor Center has a 10 to 15 minute film that provides a history of the park. We highly recommend watching it. There is a surprise at the end of the film which is very worthwhile! The Visitor Center also has staff and volunteers to... More 

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Osage Beach, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2015

We only visited the visitors center. We had already driven thru Saguaro East. We understood the road in Saguaro West was not paved. Visitor Center at Saguaro West in newer & nicer than Saguaro East.

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2015

you wanna see cactus..? here you will see them, and tons of other great stuff. Stop at the Visitor Center or check out the website www.nps.gov/sagu for what is happening each day.

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2015

This is literally one of the most beautiful places I've ever seen on earth, and I've traveled all over the world! It is a cacti forest, and each cacti is roughly one two two stories tall and 4+ feet wide! Totally insane awesome.

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Patricia, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2015

You can drive around and you are supposed to pay at the Visitor Centre but we didn't stop and go in. We could see the same scenery from around our Bed and Breakfast and from the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum that we toured anyways so why go to the actual park we thought.

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Roanoke, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2015

Amazing scenery (I'm from eastern US, so this is amazing to me). Beautiful cactuses (cacti?). Nice visitors centers. WE were there around sunset and it's neat to see the colors change.

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2015

We visited the west side of the national park on a rainy day. The wet weather didn't allow us to do any picnicking or hiking. We did visit the Red Hill Visitors Center. The staff there were the nicest people you could meet. We watched an informative and visually captivating movie about the Saguaro cactus and its history with native... More 

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Cerritos, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2015

We drove through the park during a recent road trip to the area. It is a fair distance outside the city. The visitor center was informative. We took s few short hikes - trails are well marked. The actual drive is on a hard dirt road with multiple areas to pull out to let others pass. There were many more... More 

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