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Red Hills Visitor Center

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Address: 2700 N. Kinney Rd., Saguaro National Park, AZ 85743
Phone Number: +1 520 733 5158
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The western section of Saguaro National Park.

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The visitor center is a great place to see some of these majestic saguaro up close. The ranger was very friendly and spent a long time talking to us and answering all the kid's... read more

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Rogers, Arkansas
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Rogers, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The visitor center is a great place to see some of these majestic saguaro up close. The ranger was very friendly and spent a long time talking to us and answering all the kid's questions.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We learned more about cactus and the desert while visiting here than we have in the rest of our lives. Very informative and friendly staff made this a memorable stop. We visited the western park, have no idea about the eastern park or its staff.

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

When we visited the West Unit of Saguaro National Park, we stopped at the Red Hills Visitor Center to show our Senior National Parks pass. After showing the pass, one of the rangers enthusiastically recommended that we drive the Bajada Loop. As we had no definite plans we took the drive which lasted about 45 minutes on an unpaved (but... More 

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Thank William G
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

One of our favorite stops on our road trip through Arizona. Nice gift shop, clean restrooms. Friendly staff. Lots of fantastic places to take pictures, hike, and explore. Be sure to use sunscreen and bring a small ice chest with cold waters for the park. Very hot but absolutely breathtaking! My 8 and 9 yr olds loved it!

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Thank aeroforceone
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The park is really different from others I've been to. The cactus are huge! The visitor center isn't very large so the museum style display is small, but the video presentation is good and the talk given that we attended was very interesting, I wish we'd had time for a second talk (there were 5 happening that day-low season.) The... More 

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El Paso, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is always the best place to start when visiting a park. Although I can do a lot of research online and try to understand the park, nobody knows better than the park rangers. I always stop in to talk to them, understand the area and get their ideas on what parts of the park and which activities best suit... More 

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Browns Valley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an amazing national park! Unusual! It doesn't take long and it is just beautiful! Definitely worth the short time it takes to explore! there is plenty to keep you busy if you have an entire day or more! The cactus are incredible! Highly recommended!

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Thank Dorraine W
Belfair, Washington, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I believe that our national parks are special places and because of that should be treated accordingly. Why should the main loop through the park be kept unpaved? I'm sorry, this just shouldn't be. I've never been to a national park that has been treated with such disgrace and disrespect. Its eastern sibling is paved so I don't understand why... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

This park seems to have more varieties of cacti than the East unit, with lots of saguaro and cholla and many other varieties of cacti that you don't see often.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

I may be confused, but Saguaro was a small National Park just outside of Tucson. I didn't remember the distinction of East/West Saguaro...But we drove what we thought was the whole park in an afternoon an loved the views! It's a great side stop!

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