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Rincon Mountain Visitor Center

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Address: 3693 S. Old Spanish Trail, Saguaro National Park, AZ 85730
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+1 520 733 5153
09:00 - 17:00
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The eastern section of Saguaro National Park.

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Excellent place to begin your visit to Saguaro National Park East

The rangers and volunteers at this park are wonderful and very informative. Be sure to get the maps and lists of events for each day at the park. The gift shop here has some... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Mary P
Eagan, Mn
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Eagan, Mn
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The rangers and volunteers at this park are wonderful and very informative. Be sure to get the maps and lists of events for each day at the park. The gift shop here has some good books and other items.

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Branchville, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We've been to a lot of National Parks and this one was impressive. Not only the sites to see, but the facilities and roads as well. This park is definitely taken care of. The sheer amount of cacti within the park is staggering and unexpected. We really enjoyed everything about this park.

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Tucson Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We usually just drive into the Park and out, without stopping at the Visitor Center. However, on 2/14, we had more time, so decided to stop in. We had not visited since their last remodeling, and were a bit disappointed. Before, this Visitor Center was very welcoming. Now, it looks like a Gift Shop more than a Visitor Center. Lots... More 

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Port Orchard, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Their is a east and west side to the park, two different entrances. The park was very easy to get around with plenty of parking. There are both easy and more advanced hikes to choose from, some really easy paced hikes also. You will not be disappointed!

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Appleby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The visitor centre is very welcoming and the staff are extremely helpful. There is a driving loop on paved roads with plenty of places to pull in or leave the car and do a short walk. There are spectacular views over to the mountains and the desert habitat is particularly interesting to those of us from wetter climates. The short... More 

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Citrus Heights, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our first time visiting the eastern side of the park. It did not disappoint. The saguaros were plentiful and we saw many unusual ones that were extremely photogenic. The visitor center provided good information and the films that were being shown were top notch. We did the scenic loop drive that offered many chances to stop and view/photograph... More 

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Lansing, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this east side of the national park is up in elevation so you see more green..they have many nice hikes which we decided to try.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Saguaro National Park is a great loop to drive through especially about 5:00pm...a nice , scenic drive with lots of cacti!!

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

We came to se Saguaro cactus and we were not disappointed. This is a great park and the visitor center was very informative.

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new mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

We are fortunate that previous generations saw the beauty of this Sonoran desert gem and had the foresight to preserve it before civilization encroached. The majestic saguaro cacti are the main focus but the vast variety of vegetation and wildlife should not be overlooked. The paved, 8 mile road provides a good introduction but it's not until you get out... More 

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