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Rincon Mountain Visitor Center

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Address: 3693 S. Old Spanish Trail, Saguaro National Park, AZ 85730-5601
Phone Number: +1 520 733 5153
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The eastern section of Saguaro National Park.

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Everything you would expect in a trip to Tucson Arizona

We only had a couple of hours to see Tucson and this was on the list. Took the loop around the park and wow. Amazing views and lots of pull offs to see the cactus. We were there... read more

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Moody
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We only had a couple of hours to see Tucson and this was on the list. Took the loop around the park and wow. Amazing views and lots of pull offs to see the cactus. We were there in December and hardly saw anyone. We pulled off and went up to several of the massive saguaros. Very impressive. The mountains... More 

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Tucson, AZ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This national park is located on the eastern edge of Tucson and contains giant saguaro cactus in their natural wilderness habitat. There is a paved 8 mile loop plus many trailheads for the hiking adventurers.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This side of park is ok but visit Red Hills side west of Tucson it's much better, more cactus, more dramatic mountains and scenic vistas. Take west Gates pass road over the mountains wow! When we were at Rincon the visitors center was under construction only port o potties snd a visitor trailer available.

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I live by the ocean, but I love the desert. Saguaro National Park is one of the most beautiful places on this earth and I return each time I can. The park is easy to get to and kept up well. The cacti are simply incredible.

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Akron, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016 via mobile

Great spot to stop on your way into saguaro where you can learn about the park, purchase your pass, refill your water, stretch your legs, use the restroom etc. very helpful rangers if you have questions, or have kids with you who want to learn about the local animals and plant life. Educational stuff inside where you can cool off... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

Ok, I love the desert. The desert is a special place. But for people to give this park a five star rating is ridiculous. I'm not saying you shouldn't go because you should but let's be real here. This is not Death Valley and not Yosemite. I was so glad to see that the scenic loop was paved, unlike its... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

Traveled this road to Old Tucson. Cactus were in bloom June 2016. Very interesting and worth the drive to get to our destination.

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

A fabulous natural park with a great tram type ride and very informative tour guides, that share info such as why one arm might point down and the other up - toc oin a phrase, fascinating! Nice gift shop too!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

I'm on a mission to visit as many National Parks as possible. Made a quick trip to Tucson mostly to check Saguaro off my list. Got to Saguaro West late, caught a great suggestion from a volunteer to hike up the Rim View trail, caught the sun backlighting a forest of Saguaro as it set behind the mountains to the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

Saguaro is a wonderful desert park. There are countless cacti with interesting shapes and sizes. There are also numerous hiking trails for all skill levels. My advice would be to get out early in the warmer months before the heat gets too intense. I saw numerous rattlesnake warnings but saw no snakes, did see lots of birds which was a... More 

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