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  the place to go to see Saguaros
by richiecdisc

Saguaro National Park might not be one of the most famous in the National Park system but the image of the Saguaro is perhaps the defining one of the American Southwest. The iconic cacti is symbolic of the Wild Wild West and seeing them while motoring down the wide open highways is certainly one of the great joys of driving in the west of the United States. While the park might lack fame, it has an abundance of their namesake cacti in a scenic mountainside setting. Couple this with a great arid climate, too many days of sunshine to mention, and a beautiful extensive Visitor Center, and you have an easy access park well worth exploring. The huge cacti might be the symbol of the west but you can't find them just anywhere. If you want to see them in profusion, this is the place to do it.

Directions: In the southeastern part of the state, about two hours from Phoenix.

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  • Written May 31, 2009
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