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Red Hills Visitor Center

2700 N. Kinney Rd., Tucson, AZ 85743-9719
+1 520 733 5158
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This is an amazing dense area of Saguaro cacti. A must see. The staff are very enthusiastic and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Holly Springs, North Carolina
via mobile
Very Informative

This Visitor Center was very informative! The video had some great information about the park and... read more

Reviewed 14 July 2017
Wasilla, Alaska
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The western section of Saguaro National Park.
  • Excellent68%
  • 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 1 week ago via mobile

This is an amazing dense area of Saguaro cacti. A must see. The staff are very enthusiastic and helpful. Fun informative video that ends with the screen raising and you see a view out a window over the hillside. Did i say this section is...More

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Reviewed 14 July 2017

This Visitor Center was very informative! The video had some great information about the park and surrounding culture. The park staff is also very helpful. It got to 117 while we were there so we appreciated our water, don't forget yours!

1  Thank RDWNG1
Reviewed 8 July 2017

The Red Hills visitor center is a magnificent building ,. The view at this location is amazing .. Friendlly staff, very informative. Nice gift shop .. Don't miss the visit ..The park has two peculiarities:, its name comes from a cactus and it is divided...More

1  Thank Patrick D
Reviewed 24 June 2017

Visited the Western part of this National Park and found the trails and Visitor Center to be exceptionally nice. Visitor Center is ultra-modern in design and fits well into the landscape. Interesting slide show in theatre, nice gift area and limited displays plus bathrooms. No...More

1  Thank Don49680
Reviewed 22 June 2017

First, be aware that the park is really two separate parks. One on the east and the other on the west side of Tuscon. This visitor center is in the west part of the park. The Saguaros are forest like in numbers and very scenic...More

3  Thank JuanOquendo
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

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

1  Thank Jung Yi T
Reviewed 14 June 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

1  Thank ramona0101
Reviewed 30 May 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

2  Thank dvcourt9
Reviewed 5 May 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

Reviewed 1 May 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

1  Thank flyindjryan
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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