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Red Hills Visitor Center

2700 N. Kinney Rd., Tucson, AZ 85743-9719
+1 520 733 5158
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Stop on Your Drive Through Saguaro

First this is a beautiful building and a perfect structure for the Saguaro visitor center. There... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
ReadRibbet
Truly outstanding

Such caring and passionate staff (Rangers and Volunteers). Very helpful, knowledgeable... read more

Reviewed 6 March 2018
LSUTraveller
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Denham Springs, Louisiana
via mobile
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The western section of Saguaro National Park.
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good26%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“signal hill” (40 reviews)
“saguaro west” (35 reviews)
“national park” (63 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
LOCATION
2700 N. Kinney Rd., Tucson, AZ 85743-9719
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+1 520 733 5158
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First this is a beautiful building and a perfect structure for the Saguaro visitor center. There are plenty of views to frame great photos of the landscapes. The center has informative displays and is well staffed with knowledgeable resource people. You can initiate small hikes...More

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Reviewed 6 March 2018 via mobile

Such caring and passionate staff (Rangers and Volunteers). Very helpful, knowledgeable, informative group of people. Great talks and tours given. Large souvenirs selection. Good video. Very nicely laid out.

Thank LSUTraveller
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

The park range are so helpful and the short movie on the Sonoran Desert is sooo informative... There is a gift shop

Thank TucsonWall
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Reviewed 21 February 2018

The volunteers that work the information desk were great. The Interpretation film was worthless unless you need to hear over and over how the cactus are people, The film is selling Indian religion and such unbalanced religious views have no place in a public park,...More

Thank Bill B
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Reviewed 19 February 2018

The busiest visitor center we've ever been to! It can be difficult to see the exhibits, and get information for our ranger booklets . Make sure to do the jr ranger program booklet with the kids, and for adults this park participates in the not...More

Thank Megan T
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Reviewed 18 February 2018

This is a great place to start your visit to the Saguaro National Park. Good parking, rest rooms, water bottle bottle fill, book store and exhibits. This visitors center is staffed by some very knowledgeable Park Staff.

Thank Halsie
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Reviewed 15 February 2018

There are a couple of dioramas that depict typical Arizona ecosystems. There is also a small gift shop. You must pay the entrance fee here as well. We have a Senior Pass, I think the regular fee is $15.00, but check the website to be...More

Thank Janice R
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Reviewed 5 February 2018

The visitors center has some nice exhibits related to life in the desert. It is fairly small but some interesting info. You also pay the park fee in the visitors center.

Thank Rick H
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Reviewed 26 January 2018

The larger of the two visitor centers and appears newer. Better selection of merchandise to take home and a nice overlook of surrounding area.

Thank Shouldercat
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Reviewed 14 January 2018

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

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Yoka E
17 February 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
13 January 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
19 October 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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