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Address: 2700 N. Kinney Rd., Saguaro National Park, AZ 85743
Phone Number: +1 520 733 5158 (westside) +1 520 733 5153 (eastside)
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Activities: Viewing wildlife, Walking
Description: The western section of Saguaro National Park.

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"Back to nature"

Driving through the cactus is awesome. You get a sense of being really close to nature. Many places to take photos of the desert and the Saguaros.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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Naugatuck, Connecticut
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Naugatuck, Connecticut
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32 reviews 32 reviews
22 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Driving through the cactus is awesome. You get a sense of being really close to nature. Many places to take photos of the desert and the Saguaros.

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Apache Junction, Arizona
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46 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

we have visited many, many times and one discovers always something new and different. The Visitors Center is excellent, the movies they show are worth waiting for. There gift shop is very good and the selection is very good also. Travel north after leaving the Visitors Center and take the Sunset Trail road. It is narrow and somewhat rough but... More 

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Bohemia, New York
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We were disappointed that we could not drive through in our small 22 foot RV. There was some hiking but it was very hot. Did not seem to be as many Saguaro as in the East district

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Lorain, Ohio
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51 reviews 51 reviews
26 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Do the eight mile drive through the West section of Saguaro National Park in Tucson to see a large variety of cacti. Southern Arizona is one of the few places that saguaro grow and flower. The drive is slow but easy with fantastic views. A visitor center has a large selection or items for purchase. Allow time for many stops... More 

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Union City, New Jersey
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

A very nice and well maintained National Park, $10 fee per car... plenty of Saguaro and other cactus and desert vegetation, also very hot, best to go early in the morning or on cooler days. Short loop drive but easy trails take you to nice views: Valley View Trail is 15 minutes one way, and the Signal Hill is shorter... More 

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31 reviews 31 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

We timed our visit to Saguaro West in mid April just in time to enjoy the flowering cacti. This park is well worth a visit starting with the Red Hills Visitor Center with its helpful staff and well stocked gift store. Take some time to check out the exhibits to learn more about the Sonoran Desert pants and animals. Then... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

You can't leave Tucson without a drive thru the Saguaro West section of the park. Easy drive, good roads and great views where ever you look. We took a Sunday afternoon drive and there wasn't much traffic. Good times.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

This park on the west side of Tucson offers magnificent views of the Sonoran desert, including towering saguaro cacti, found only in this part of Arizona. Don't miss the audiovisual show at the visitor's center which gives a truly different take on the desert from the local native Americans' point of view.

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Mount Juliet, Tennessee
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135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

I liked looking at the huge cactus. I didn't spend a lot of time here cause most of the roads were dirt and with a rental car I had to stay on the paved roads but I watched the movie they had and hiked the discovery trail and a part of a second trail before I came back to the... More 

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Westerville, Ohio
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

This was our last activity and we spent an extra day and four hours of driving RT from Phoenix to visit Saguaro (West). It was worth it. The spring blooms provided a colorful experience and we learned a lot about the park and its inhabitants thanks to a naturalist program at the visitor center. It's a shame that civilization is... More 

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