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Red Hills Visitor Center

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Really enjoyed our visit. The park is absolutely breathtaking. Bring water! There is a place to... read more

Reviewed June 18, 2017
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$15 fee was worth it to support these beautiful parks! Being a southern girl from the East Coast I... read more

Reviewed June 14, 2017
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2700 N. Kinney Rd., Tucson, AZ 85743-9719
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Reviewed June 18, 2017 via mobile

Really enjoyed our visit. The park is absolutely breathtaking. Bring water! There is a place to refill bottles if needed.

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank jungyit
Reviewed June 14, 2017 via mobile

$15 fee was worth it to support these beautiful parks! Being a southern girl from the East Coast I can only be smitten with these beautiful Saguaro forests and the amazing views in Arizona. Thank you for everything you do to educate, preserve and nurture...More

Date of experience: June 2017
4  Thank ramona0101
Reviewed May 30, 2017

You will see lots of Saguaros in the Tucson area, and might say to yourself "I've seen Saguaros now, why bother to head over to Saguaro NP? Don't pass it up! It's like another world. Beautiful hills. Thousands of stately cacti. Each one has it's...More

Date of experience: April 2017
3  Thank dvcourt9
Reviewed May 5, 2017

If you want to escape the over built spaces of Tuscon's popular parks, head over the Tucson mountains to the Western unit of this great park. Much quieter and more in tune with the real desert experience. It has it all including petroglyphs, hiking, animal...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Reviewed April 30, 2017 via mobile

If you're nearby you must check this out. And you must watch the video about the desert and the saguaros. Very informative. Gave me a new appreciation for the relationship between the saguaros, all things nature and the Indians that have lived here for centuries....More

Date of experience: May 2017
3  Thank flyindjryan
Reviewed April 25, 2017

Visiting from Australia, we wanted an Annual National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass. Our first opportunity was at the Red Hill Visitors Centre at Suguaro NP West. We did not manage to arrive from San Diego until 4.40pm. No problem for the Volunteers at...More

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank bryonia2015
Reviewed April 20, 2017

Red Hills Visitor Center is in the western district (Tucson Mountain District) of the Saguaro National Park. I was having a hard time deciding which side to visit and finally decided that, since they are both such an easy drive from Tucson, I would do...More

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank AAHolt
Reviewed April 19, 2017

The first thing that impressed me was the proliferation of Saguaro Cactus. The hillsides are filled with them. We debated about whether to visit the east or west section of the Park. We decided on the west section. Good choice (though the east section may...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank MikeB1952
Reviewed April 19, 2017

Great Visitor Center to give you information regarding the Saguaro National Park. We found exactly where the handicapp picnic areas were located within the park. We found one perfect for a picnic. The park is amazing and many places to hike, look, and picnic. Spend...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Calitripgirl
Reviewed April 13, 2017 via mobile

I make it a point to stop at all the visitor centers for the national parks, but I thought this one was really good. They had information about all the animals in the park, and a lot of information about the cacti. They even had...More

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank Brenna R
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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
January 12, 2017|
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Response from fishdocdad | Reviewed this property |
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
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