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

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Saguaro and Desert Plants

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2015
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Lorain, Ohio
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Bohemia, New York
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49 reviews 49 reviews
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW

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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11 helpful votes 11 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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132 helpful votes 132 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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23 helpful votes 23 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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Centennial, Colorado, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We visited the west unit of Saguaro Natl Park after our tour of the AZ Sonora Desert Museum which is just to the south. These two attractions complement each other. The national park provides a lot of information about the natural features of the desert. There is an excellent visitor center and the vistas and photo opportunities are wonderful.

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Newark, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

The visitor center provides excellent information on the Sonoran Desert and provides maps and recommendations for hiking trails that are appropriate for your ability level. Hiking at this park is always one of our favorite Tucson activities.

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