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Red Hills Visitor Center

2700 N. Kinney Rd., Tucson, AZ 85743-9719
+1 520 733 5158
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Visiting from Australia, we wanted an Annual National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass... read more

Reviewed 26 April 2017
Brisbane, Australia
Plenty of saguaros in the west

Red Hills Visitor Center is in the western district (Tucson Mountain District) of the Saguaro... read more

Reviewed 20 April 2017
United States
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The western section of Saguaro National Park.
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  • Very good26%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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2700 N. Kinney Rd., Tucson, AZ 85743-9719
+1 520 733 5158
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Reviewed 26 April 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

1  Thank bryonia2015
Reviewed 20 April 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

1  Thank AAHolt
Reviewed 19 April 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

Thank MikeB1952
Reviewed 19 April 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

Thank Calitripgirl
Reviewed 13 April 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

1  Thank Brenna R
Reviewed 13 April 2017

This visitor center is a great information source about Saguaro National Park. They have a wonderful video with a surprise at the end. The drive through the park is amazing. It is a dirt road, but very smooth. We saw lots of blooming cactus in...More

1  Thank CKT808
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

Nice little stop with lots of information. Be sure and take in the free presentations. The rangers provided lots of help. Lovely views from their patio and close to hiking trails.

Thank advcards
Reviewed 21 March 2017

I visited Saguaro National Park-West by myself and started at the Red Hills Visitor Center to get some ideas for a good way to safely explore the park. The rangers were so friendly and encouraged me to see the petroglyphs at Signal Hill and to...More

3  Thank Becky H
Reviewed 11 March 2017

Not only does this park provide some wonderful scenery, it's also virtually next to the Sonoran Desert Museum, so you could do both in a day if you got an early start. There are great little hikes you can take in various places. The desert...More

1  Thank PANeddie
Reviewed 10 March 2017

The Saguaro National Park can be visited in either the east or west side of Tucson, Arizona. The east side hosts the Rincon Mountains, while the west side the Tucson Mountains. Each area features a wide variety of Sonoran Desert plants and animals. If you...More

3  Thank reekas
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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
13 January 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
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