Saguaro National Park


Sa·gua·ro National Park

geographical name \sə-ˈgwär-ō, -ˈwär-\

Definition of SAGUARO NATIONAL PARK

reservation SE Arizona E of Tucson containing giant saguaro cacti

Saguaro National Park

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Mountain and desert region, southern Arizona, U.S. Established as a national monument in 1933, it became a national park in 1994. It has a total area of 143 sq mi (370 sq km). Its two districts, separated by the city of Tucson, contain forests of saguaro cactus. Plant life also includes paloverde, mesquite, and ocotillo.

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