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Red Hills Visitor Center

2700 N. Kinney Rd., Tucson, AZ 85743-9719
+1 520 733 5158
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Not much here!

Although it is free, there really isn't much here. They have a film, which is not worth the time... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
SueSuitecase
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Salt Lake City, Utah
We thought the scenery at West Saguaro was better than East

Review here is really for the Saguaro NP West vs East (Rincon Mts). If you can only go to one, i... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
ThomasGAZ
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Phoenix, Arizona
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The western section of Saguaro National Park.
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good25%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“signal hill” (40 reviews)
“saguaro west” (35 reviews)
“national park” (61 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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2700 N. Kinney Rd., Tucson, AZ 85743-9719
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Although it is free, there really isn't much here. They have a film, which is not worth the time spent watching. It is a new age narrative with desert scenes, telling how to make the desert part of us...nuts. Then have a very overpriced gift...More

Thank SueSuitecase
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Review here is really for the Saguaro NP West vs East (Rincon Mts). If you can only go to one, i would recommend this one as it is more scenic, hilly, and has more Saguaros. It does however have dirt roads (well maintained, but dirt...More

Thank ThomasGAZ
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If your in Tucson and want to see the untouched desert in a world class facility this is the place. It's close to the Desert Museum and Old Tucson as well as Gates Pass or Picture Rock. all of which are great to see on...More

Thank waynesunne
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was great. The visitor center was kind of a let-down. The staff was quite disinterested, to say the least. It doesn't ruin the experience, just get your pass and hit the road. Plus, I may have came at an off day. It's a well-worth seeing...More

Thank charliepotatoes0101
Reviewed 31 October 2017

We enjoyed the loop drive and the short walks available from the trail. The petroglyphs at the Signal Hill picnic are were a highlight. The scenery on all of the walks was great and it was good to be outside. I thought we would take...More

1  Thank Travellingdude2
Reviewed 10 October 2017 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 4 October 2017

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

2  Thank Sarah B
Reviewed 18 September 2017 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!

2  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

3  Thank Patrick D
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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
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TommyBear
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
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v0nyad
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
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