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Red Hills Visitor Center

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Friendly staff

I normally stick to Saguaro East but recently visited the west side to buy my annual pass and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
nranger7
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Tucson, Arizona
Interesting Stop in the National Park

This small visitor's center is certainly worth the time to visit. There is an excellent film about... read more

Reviewed May 4, 2019
Nelson T
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Mandeville, Louisiana
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The western section of Saguaro National Park.
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2700 N. Kinney Rd., Tucson, AZ 85743-9719
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I normally stick to Saguaro East but recently visited the west side to buy my annual pass and listened to an interesting talk on mimicry given by one of the staff members. Walked around the grounds and saw a roadrunner which was a nice surprise.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank nranger7
Reviewed May 4, 2019

This small visitor's center is certainly worth the time to visit. There is an excellent film about the Saguaro cacti and what they meant to the native Americans who lived among them. Educational programs, restrooms and water are all available. There is also a short...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Nelson T
Reviewed April 28, 2019

A relatively small but well maintained visitors center. Interesting gift shop with a few items that you tend not to find in other park gift shops. Ranger's were exceptionally informative - learned a bit about rattle snakes that I didn't already know.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed March 19, 2019

Love the cactus and amazing sunsets enjoyed the walk through the desert the visitor center was very helpfull

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 275MichaelG
Reviewed March 3, 2019 via mobile

It’s a quick or long stop when driving through Saguaro National Park! Small gift shop, lectures, movie, restrooms and education about the area. No matter your pleasure, it has something for you!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank KatrinaSonger
Reviewed February 4, 2019

Nice new facility with a modern design. The 15 minute film was not worth the time. New age one with the desert type stuff. The staff acted rushed, but was kind of slow there due to the rainy weather. But, worth the stop. Good gift...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed January 26, 2019

travelled from Michigan to hug a saguaro. did that and a small short trail near the visitor center. damn shutdown

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Mike W
Reviewed December 30, 2018 via mobile

We visited Saguaro the week after the government shutdown. The Red Hills Visitor Center was shuttered but still teeming with people who hoped grace might be on their side (or didn’t know any better...). It is a picturesque building surrounded with native landscaping and educational...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 8, 2018

This is a great visitor center with very helpful staff and rangers. The view of the saguaro forest from the window and observation area is almost overwhelming. Be sure and do the short walk out in front of the visitor center. A must stop to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank parksvisitor
Reviewed November 22, 2018 via mobile

At the visitor center you can start your visit to Saguaro National Park by watching a 15 minute film about the park. The main galley has educational exhibits and a very complete gift shop. Ask the park rangers for information and a free map of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Yoka E
February 17, 2017|
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Response from fishdocdad | Reviewed this property |
Hi Yoka E, again, Maybe a great time to come. As the other person stated, altitude does play big role in who is blooming and when. Just 10-20 ft difference in altitude can make a difference. Tucson has 2 saguaro parks, Red... More
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TommyBear
January 12, 2017|
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Wow, you're really going to see some really great things. Make sure, absolutely sure, you see the power point show at Saguaro West. The Desert Museum has a couple of great, atmospheric restaurants, that's where I would plan... More
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v0nyad
October 18, 2016|
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I'm sorry, I should have provided you a bit more info for mapping purposes. N Kinney Rd. was closed which is the SW entrance. If you're heading N on Kinney Rd. You would typically turn R to stay on Kinney Rd which takes you... More
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