Monday, May 05, 2008

Saguaro National Park West Visitor Center

Saguaro National Park is divided into two divisions: East and West. The west division is west of the Tucson Mountains. I love its Visitor Center, which isn't far from the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum.

The architecture is beautiful:

the interpretive exhibits inside are beautifully done:
(That's my 100-year old mom reading every interpretive label in the exhibit area. Isn't she great?

and the view of the Saguaro Forest from the terrace is spectacular:
Click on this to enlarge the photo and see the density of the Saguaro Forest

Image of the Day on Tortoise Trail Images:
Roof Detail, Saguaro National Park West Visitor Center


tai haku said...

That last shot would look sensational blown up big on a wall somewhere Pam. Gorgeous stuff.

Rain said...

I love that visitor center also and the people there are very helpful in explaining trails. I was there in March :)

robin andrea said...

Yes, your mom is great. Out and about at 100. What a wonderful thing that is.

chiefbiscuit said...

Your Ma rocks!!!! :)

Pam in Tucson said...

tai - That particular shot is heavily cropped and wouldn't enlarge any more, but I'll keep your idea in mind the next time we go out there (in the autumn - after our summer heat dies down).

ra and cb - Yes! My mom does rock. She just talked me in to helping her organize the library in her assisted living facility :)