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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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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 NEW

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
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

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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135 reviews 135 reviews
21 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

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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Brussels, Belgium
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Fantastic place in an incredible scenario, extremely well maintained. It is definitely a place to see, absolutely unique in its nature and scenarios. You can walk or just drive in, whatsoever way it is a great experience, must do!

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Vail, Arizona
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Saguaro West is well worth the time and the drive. If you are not in a hurry this is the best location to see the Saguaro's Up Close and Personal. If you are in a hurry go the Saguaro East. The drive alone out to Saguaro West is beautiful. But once you get there, the Visitor Center/Gift Shop is one... More

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Mortsel, Belgium
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

This cactus-filled landscape is so different from all the other places I have ever seen. Really beautiful. Very hot in the summer, but we did an evening visit. People at the visitor center are extremely nice and helpful. They pointed out to us that the Desert Museum is open on Saturday evening. What a treat that was, too !

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PA
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272 reviews 272 reviews
123 attraction reviews
210 helpful votes 210 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Both parks are great but there appears to be more and larger saguaro in the west section as well as more scenic views ... I HIGHLY recommend the gravel road (golden gate road) for getting up close and personal with the park. You won't be disappointed. It is easy to locate on a park map or on google maps.

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High Springs, Florida
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32 reviews 32 reviews
24 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This park is so Awesome. We drove thru it on a dirt road, and hiked up to the top of a hill. It was so beautiful hiking in all the different Cactus, and wildlife. On a previous day, while driving to another trailhead, a family of coyotes crossed in front of us. I love walking in the Saguros, they get... More

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El Paso, Texas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Our family of 4 ( 2 adults, 10 yrs old and 7 yrs old) visited this park with high expectations. The infrastructure was indeed great. Beautiful reception and great gift shop. The movie theatre is fantastic but the movie itself was too philosophical - leaving out the basic facts of desert life and creatures that we came to learn about.... More

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