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Rincon Mountain Visitor Center

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

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Great spot to stop for maps, info and refill your water bottle

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Akron, Ohio
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Akron, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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Belfair, Washington, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Montana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Thank Cassjede
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Thank Chloe T
Asheville
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Such a beautiful place. The narrow one way loops is so nice. If anyone else wants to pass you, there are plenty of pull outs. You get a view of the Rincons close up, There are plenty of places to picnic. The fauna and flora are beautiful. The visitor center is also very nice. Best time to go is late... More 

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Kerrville, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What can you say. If you like the desert, this is one special place. We went to Saguaro Park West, it has great hiking trails and easy to travel dirt roads throughout the park. We will be back in the cooler weather to take the hikes and see more of both sections of this lovely park.....

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A truly beautiful place. It's not huge (or maybe it is...it's hard to tell), but the cactus are everywhere and are incredible. It's a great peaceful park to wander around (you will likely not see many other folks on the trails) and admire these amazing plants. There's an incredible peacefulness about this place that has to be experienced. The visitor... More 

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Newport, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

What a drive through the area. All sorts of cactus and other desert plants to see. Great photos opportunities with many stops.

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