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Address: 2700 N. Kinney Rd., Saguaro National Park, AZ 85743-9719
Phone Number: +1 520 733 5158
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The western section of Saguaro National Park.

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Informative with great views

Staffed by friendly knowledgeable volunteers and rangers. Great sunsets and lots of information on the desert and its environment.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Port Moody, Canada
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Port Moody, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Staffed by friendly knowledgeable volunteers and rangers. Great sunsets and lots of information on the desert and its environment.

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Carmel, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We have visited 13 National Parks in 2016 and we always stop and check out the visitor centers. Stellar view from the back with lines of saguaro cactus banked against the mountains. Gift store had great items and the display of the local wildlife was very informative . Very helpful staff .

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laconia, nh
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The desert displays inside are very worthwhile, and handouts and explanations about potential hikes was great. We did a short 2+ mile hike to an overlook which was superb, but you have to like sand and desert. The gift shop was great too.

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Milpitas, California, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Must stop before entering to the park. Staff is very friendly, provides really good information about the park and desert. There is a display about Saguaro fruit and it's harvesting. There is a gift shop too but no coffee or tea. So be prepared.

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Crestview, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The building is set on a beautiful site designed to highlight the desert views. Exhibits were very informative, and we enjoyed the meaningful short film in the auditorium. It takes your breath away when the film ends, the curtains open, the screen lifts up and you see the desert outside the window. Although the road is under construction, there are... More 

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Independence, Oregon, USA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A "typical" NP visitor center (gift shop), but the friendly and helpful staff make this one above average. At this time, (11-2016), the road to the center has been paved, but the road beyond the center is under construction.

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San Antonio, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in on a whim after seeing the sign off i-10. We love the national parks! We spent a couple hours here and I wish we'd had more time. The scenery was beautiful and unique. My kids did the Junior Ranger program and earned their badges. The Rangers were very interesting and knowledgable. So glad we stopped!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have this developing desire to visit all of the National Parks. National Parks are one of my very favorite things about living in the US. When I joined my husband on a business trip to Scottsdale, I found Saguaro Nat. Park to visit. I drove from Scottsdale to Saguaro which is a 1 hour and 50 minute drive. (Thank... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived at the visitor center to picnic lunch and to find out more information about the flora and fauna in the area. The Rangers were very knowledgable and were very happy to chat with us. The had suggested hikes and other points of interest in the park. Worth the stop! There was also a drama group acting out nature... More 

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Lexington, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016 via mobile

The Saguaro NP is a beautiful place full of history and very old cacti. I have never seen so many Saguaros. I would recommend that you either visit this visitors center or the Saguaro NP visitors center to the west of Tucson. You can't go wrong.

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