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Saguaro West

2700 N. Kinney Rd., Saguaro National Park, AZ 85743
+1 520 733 5158 (westside) +1 520 733 5153 (eastside)
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: National Parks, Parks
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Walking
Description: The western section of Saguaro National Park.
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Potomac Falls
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

We didn't have a long time to visit, but this was a beautiful park and a must do even if time is short. These cacti are so large, amazing and whimsical! Be sure to visit the visitor center and read up on them. We drove the scenic loop and also hiked up to the petroglyphs. Very enjoyable!

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Indiana, PA
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116 reviews 116 reviews
25 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW via mobile

We hiked the Esperanza trail for 3.4 miles roundtrip late in the day and it was an awe-inspiring experience. But the unsaved roads, the lack of clear signage and a small disappointment with the Signal Hill Trail prevented this from being among our very best national park experiences. I would certainly return, but - having also visited the Sonora Desert... More

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Hinsdale, New Hampshire
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40 reviews 40 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014 via mobile

Wonderful hike can go for many miles, trails were well marked and place was kept clean. Maps we'll marked and helps getting around, place has plenty of parking. Make sure to talk to the rangers when you get there to help point you to places you will like based on you interests. A must see when in Tucson.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

A great way to experience the American southwest is a visit to the Sonoran Desert. The Red Hills Visitor Center offers an orientation slideshow that covers the significance of the saguaro cactus and the importance of nature to Native Americans. They also have guided programs, and provide information and suggestions to get the most out of your visit. There are... More

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Zebulon, North Carolina
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103 reviews 103 reviews
35 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

The bad news is that our car's thermometer reported 110 degrees toward the end of our drive on Bajada Loop, so we did not get out to explore as much as we did at the east unit. Still, the vast stands of saguaro were worth our visit. This was the image of the American West that we grew up with!... More

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Tavares, Florida
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133 reviews 133 reviews
77 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Home of the nations largest cacti. This park is beautiful and very foreign to us east coast folk. Well worth the $5 admission fee and good for both parks (West and East) for a week. Visitor center is very nice with super friendly staff and clean facilities. The drive thru the park is well done with lots of stops and... More

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

I stopped in Saguaro National Park late one afternoon and was blown away by the landscape. I ended up spending the night in Tuscon and spent the entire next day taking short hikes throughout the park. As usual the Ranger Station had all the information/maps/expertise that I needed to see as much as possible. There are numerous short interpertive trails... More

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Harvard
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Who knew there were two sides??? Last summer I went to Saguaro National Park and LOVED it. So when I went back this year... It was a huge surprise to me that nothing looked the same. Duh! I was at the west side... And I had been to the east side. The scenic drive is nice... Bumpy though. The east... More

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Durham, North Carolina
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139 reviews 139 reviews
21 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I lived in Arizona 7 years and never made it down here. Finally, this year on a visit back I did and I'm glad I did. It can be a little hard to find as the signs on the backroads off I-10 are small but once you're there, you'll be glad you made the trip. The fee is $10 for... More

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Kennewick, Washington
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50 reviews 50 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The kids and I loved just walking around and seeing all the different cacti. The place is beautiful and we did some little trail hiking as well when we were there. I really had a great time with my kids who enjoyed the walks.

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