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Red Hills Visitor Center

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2700 N. Kinney Rd., Tucson, AZ 85743-9719
+1 520 733 5158
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"The Saguaro, are US. So when you hurt them, your really hurting yourself."

I had wanted to visit the Park named for the iconic Cacti I saw in old westerns and loony tune's... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Steve C
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Toledo, Washington
Trip to Saguaro National Park in Dec!

We love exploring national park so we visited Saguaro NP while we were in Tucson area. Visitor was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sibandu_M
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Massachussetts
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The western section of Saguaro National Park.
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good26%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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2700 N. Kinney Rd., Tucson, AZ 85743-9719
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I had wanted to visit the Park named for the iconic Cacti I saw in old westerns and loony tune's since I was a kid, and Being from southwest Washington the Sonora desert is like another planet to me,. A magical spiritual place! My Mom...More

Thank Steve C
Reviewed 1 week ago

We love exploring national park so we visited Saguaro NP while we were in Tucson area. Visitor was our first stop to pick up map, talk to ranger, my daughter does Junior Ranger program so we picked up her book as well. Plenty of artifcats...More

Thank Sibandu_M
Reviewed December 2, 2017

Although it is free, there really isn't much here. They have a film, which is not worth the time spent watching. It is a new age narrative with desert scenes, telling how to make the desert part of us...nuts. Then have a very overpriced gift...More

1  Thank SueSuitecase
Reviewed November 26, 2017

Review here is really for the Saguaro NP West vs East (Rincon Mts). If you can only go to one, i would recommend this one as it is more scenic, hilly, and has more Saguaros. It does however have dirt roads (well maintained, but dirt...More

Thank ThomasGAZ
Reviewed November 12, 2017

If your in Tucson and want to see the untouched desert in a world class facility this is the place. It's close to the Desert Museum and Old Tucson as well as Gates Pass or Picture Rock. all of which are great to see on...More

Thank waynesunne
Reviewed November 10, 2017

Was great. The visitor center was kind of a let-down. The staff was quite disinterested, to say the least. It doesn't ruin the experience, just get your pass and hit the road. Plus, I may have came at an off day. It's a well-worth seeing...More

Thank charliepotatoes0101
Reviewed October 30, 2017

We enjoyed the loop drive and the short walks available from the trail. The petroglyphs at the Signal Hill picnic are were a highlight. The scenery on all of the walks was great and it was good to be outside. I thought we would take...More

1  Thank Travellingdude2
Reviewed October 9, 2017 via mobile

This is one of the best designed visitors center for the parks and monuments we have been in. The slide show was spectacular and the way it concluded with the screen raising to allow you to see the real live outside scene of the cacti...More

1  Thank robertrconley
Reviewed October 4, 2017

The loop road through the park is a unpaved and a bit rough, but the views of the cacti were amazing. You can get to the desert discovery trail without going on the dirt road, and it was definitely worth it. The trail is short...More

2  Thank Sarah B
Reviewed September 17, 2017 via mobile

This is an amazing dense area of Saguaro cacti. A must see. The staff are very enthusiastic and helpful. Fun informative video that ends with the screen raising and you see a view out a window over the hillside. Did i say this section is...More

1  Thank Tanawha208
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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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Response from fishdocdad | Reviewed this property |
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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