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Red Hills Visitor Center

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Address: 2700 N. Kinney Rd., Saguaro National Park, AZ 85743-9719
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09:00 - 17:00
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The western section of Saguaro National Park.

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Cactus lovers' delight

You are guaranteed to see LOTS of huge Saguaros, some well over 25 feet tall. There are many trails with a fair number of easy ones. It's very easy to get up close to many types... read more

Reviewed 25 October 2015
Moncton, Canada
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Moncton, Canada
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Reviewed 25 October 2015

You are guaranteed to see LOTS of huge Saguaros, some well over 25 feet tall. There are many trails with a fair number of easy ones. It's very easy to get up close to many types of cactus. The drive through the park is very scenic and be easily done in a few hours if you don't stop too much.... More 

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Cumbria, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2015

I never expected to see such a huge number of saguaro. We visited on the last day of our holiday almost as an afterthought. I'm so glad we did - we really enjoyed walking a couple of the short trails near the Visitor Centre. The Visitor Centre short film is also worth watching - with the spectacular ending!

Thank Janet M
Atlanta, Georgia
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2015

On our way from Phoenix to silver city, mm, stopped for a brief visit. It has a dirt road for a loop drive but our rental sedan did just fine. Just driving the loop was about one hour. Very pretty and lots of saguaro cacti. There are numerous hiking trails we didn't do. Nice welcome center. It was a nice... More 

Thank Trudi B
San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2015

The National Park Service does not disappoint in providing a great experience in our natural resources. The Saguaro cacti are majestic...it's such a unique kind of "forest". Really enjoyed the easy walk on the Valley View trail and the Signal Hill trail. Got spectacular views and got up close and personal to the cacti.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2015

If possible take Ben Callahan's 90 minute walk and talk. I think the title is Desert Discovery or the like. The information we received made us see the cacti and other plant life here in a completely different light. The visitor center and the car loop tour are excellent and there are numerous longer hikes. Be prepared for lots of... More 

Thank faulkner2
Las Vegas, Nevada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2015

It starts with the drive into the park when you can see the cacti towering over the desert floor. Then when you get the chance to walk among the Saguaro and other cacti species it is truly AWE inspiring what can grow in the desert. Spent an enjoyable day hiking various trails and in the visitors center which has friendly... More 

Thank Kelcatz
San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 14 October 2015

Once again the National Park Service does a wonderful job of revealing the natural wonders and history of our country. The Saguaro Cacti are truly amazing to walk among; as are the all the other cacti species. My only regret is not being able to see the cacti blooming in the spring. Really worth a visit if you're in the... More 

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Marysville, Ohio
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Reviewed 29 September 2015 via mobile

We visited the West side first and thoroughly enjoyed the drive on the dirt road through the park. Saw lots of different cacti and several in bloom with large orange/red blooms - stunning!! Walked the nature trail and heard lots of different birds singing. It was all so peaceful. The visitor center was staffed with very friendly and knowledgable people.... More 

Thank hurricanemama
San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2015

Totaling over 40 miles, EIGHT hiking trails are open to the traveler to enjoy and to be up close to these unique cacti which are unique and only grow in southern Arizona and northern Mexico. Established in 1916, Saguaro West/Tucson Mountain District will be soon celebrating its first century of oohing and aahing the public. These almost-human shaped cactus can... More 

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Jackson, New Jersey
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Reviewed 20 September 2015

I was in Arizona for business. I had an extra day to do some hiking. I got to the West side before sunrise and was amazed at what I saw. The saguaro cactus were stunning. So many of them. Also there are a lot of Barrel and Cholla cactus. As This side of the park was smaller than the east... More 

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