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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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170 reviews 170 reviews
33 attraction reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

Saguaro National Park has two areas, one to the west of Tucson, one to the east. We have toured both sections, and both are worth the trip. With the explosive growth of Tucson, it is good to see this much desert preserved for future generations. The west section has a visitor center, plus the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, so there are... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

The Saguaro National Park is the worst National Park I have seen of over 20 National Parks. Very little to see and bad unpaved roads on their scenic loop. The saguaro are more impressive in adjacent areas outside the Park.

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Houston, Texas
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

Most people think of deserts being dry and baron...that is sooo far from the truth. We made the 2 hour drive from Phoenix just to see this park. I couldn't believe how truly beautiful the scenery was. Everywhere you look there is a photo op. Drink plenty of water and visit the gift shop!

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Waterbury, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

I love the Saguaro Cactus. I drove through the Saguaro Ntl Park on my way to the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum and I enjoyed the drive more then the attraction. The number of saguaros was unbeliveable. Each turn provided another amazing photo op. It's a must see.

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Tucson
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012

I live just south of this not to be missed national monument. It is a pleasure to wake to the beautiful surroundings. It is a treat that always is changing.

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Tucson, Arizona
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2012

WE lived 10 minutes from the park and loved to drive and hike through it. I love saguaros. Guest s are always amazed at the numbers of saguaros in one place.

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

if you drive this park in the spring you will get to see the cacti in bloom. it is breath takingly beautiful. lots of pull out for picture taking

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Tucson, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2012

NPS employees were not extremely helpful at desk. Uniform standards for event were poor. This was during the native american crafts event.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

The visitation center offers great information on the park and the people that use to inhabit the area. Nice hiking and driving trails in the park. There is a lot to see but you must get off the main road and take the side roads.

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Alexandria, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012

We went to both the East and West sides of Saguaro. Both parks are gorgeous, but there are a few differences. To visit the West side, you really need to have a four wheel drive vehicle. You drive about six miles through rolling hill/mountain side just to get to the park. Once inside the park, the main loop has several... More

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