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The Saguaro National Park is home of the beautiful Saguaro Cactuses that are known for their grandeur and beautiful white blooms. They grow in this region and as far south as Mexico along the Baja coastal desert.

The park consists of two districts the western and eastern consist of 91,327 acres. This area was home of the Hohokam Native Americans as long as 12,000 years ago where they made their homes, hunted and grew crops till around the 15th century they disappeared. In 1933 the Saguaro National Monument was established and in 1994 this park was made the nations 52nd national park signed by the President.

  • Last visit to Saguaro National Park: Dec 2010
  • Intro Updated Sep 5, 2011
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  • nicolaitan's Profile Photo
    Nov 7, 2012 at 12:06 PM

    interesting park, fascinating museum, loved the statues. the desert is so scenic in your mages.

    • Yaqui's Profile Photo
      Nov 9, 2012 at 7:03 AM

      Thanks for stopping by. It was so hot, but we drank lots of water and found shade to rest in. A really wonderful museum.

  • balhannah's Profile Photo
    Dec 5, 2011 at 6:20 AM

    Great page! Sound's so interesting here. Love all the sculpture's, and would like to see the Hummingbird's. Found interesting reading about the Saguaros, like you, I never knew about their needle's, always learning something new on here!

  • Kuznetsov_Sergey's Profile Photo
    Oct 12, 2011 at 11:55 AM

    Your tips and photos about Cactus Gardens reminded me my trip to Mexico last winter. Then I was full of impressions about Cactuses, haha, I had never seen so many and so different! Thank you Dee for sharing!

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Sep 29, 2011 at 2:35 PM

    111 F is really hot! That's nearly 44 degrees Celsius. Good that you had plenty of water.

  • MalenaN's Profile Photo
    Sep 28, 2011 at 11:11 PM

    Sunscreen and umbrellas, that is good service! The colourful lizards looks lovely!

  • Trekki's Profile Photo
    Sep 27, 2011 at 10:48 PM

    Oh fantastic! More memories! I didn't see the cacti in bloom (was there in a February), but learned tons about plants and animals in the Sonora Desert Museum :-) Love the idea of sunscreen dispensers

  • LoriPori's Profile Photo
    Sep 26, 2011 at 3:46 AM

    I love Saguaro as they look like cactus people. Many wonderful features in the Sonora Desert Museum. What a great place to spend the day and they even provide sunscreen.

  • ncfg's Profile Photo
    Sep 22, 2011 at 12:08 PM

    Great page Dee! I loved the pics.

  • deecat's Profile Photo
    Sep 14, 2011 at 5:01 PM

    Dee, what a super job! More outstanding photographs. Looks like a fun place to explore.

  • travelgourmet's Profile Photo
    Aug 27, 2011 at 3:26 PM

    Okay. I'm waiting for the intro.;-)

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