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Saguaro West

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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)
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Walking
Description: The western section of Saguaro National Park.

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A landscape that deserves to be protected.

To a North westerner, my idea of beauty is a hillside covered in fir trees; not one scattered with the saguaro cactus. However, the hesitant beauty of these bare green poles... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

To a North westerner, my idea of beauty is a hillside covered in fir trees; not one scattered with the saguaro cactus. However, the hesitant beauty of these bare green poles sticking out of a rock strewn dessert with thin scrubby brush does begin to grow on you. The more one becomes acquainted with the park, the better one understands... More 

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Dubuque, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Visitors to national monuments are accustomed to seeing a film about the site. THIS ONE IS EXCEPTIONAL! Outside is an exceptionally peaceful vista of these giants of nature. Pause for awhile and soak in the beauty. You might call ahead to see when the cacti will blossom to add to the experience.

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Albuquerque, NM
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

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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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 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 stars Reviewed February 17, 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 stars Reviewed February 14, 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 stars Reviewed February 13, 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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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 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 stars Reviewed February 11, 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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Salem, Virginia
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 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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