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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
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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The eastern section of Saguaro National Park.

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A Great National Park

I didn't think that visitors center was anything special. It had a small display and a few items for sale. The real gem was the presentation that ranger was giving. She was able... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Lynn V
Kenosha, Wisconsin
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Kenosha, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I didn't think that visitors center was anything special. It had a small display and a few items for sale. The real gem was the presentation that ranger was giving. She was able to point out insight into the secrets of the Sonoran desert and their animals and plants. The Sonoran National Park has an Eastern and Western Park with... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came to this visitor center on the Eastern part of the National Park. An interesting small exhibition gave us a first insight into the secrets of the Sonoran desert and their animals and plants. All service personnel was extremely friendly and helpful.

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St. Catharines, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Detoured from our cross country drive to see this place. The visitor centre is a great way to prepare for a drive around the park. The Rangers were particularly helpful in explaining the choices and selecting an appropriate walk in the park. There are examples of the various cacti in front of the building. So you can see these magnificent... More 

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Irving, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

Great little side trip while traveling from Grand Canyon to El Paso. We had a great time, the views were beautiful and the wildlife was waking up. It was a sunset drive and during monsoon season the sky was full of color.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2016 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 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2016

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 bubbles 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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Belfair, Washington, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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