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Tropical Agriculture Research Station

2200 P. A. Campos Ave, 00680, Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
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Ranked #2 of 15 Attractions in Mayaguez
Type: Gardens, Cultural
Activities: Viewing foliage
Owner description: Offers self-guided tours through its tropical gardens.
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Type: Gardens, Cultural
Activities: Viewing foliage
Owner description: Offers self-guided tours through its tropical gardens.

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Salinas, CA
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78 reviews 78 reviews
29 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

This is a pleasant stop and a nice walk through a collection of tropical trees and plants. This USDA facility houses the Ag Research Service, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service and the Natural Resources Conservation Service. Stop at the office to sign in and get a map. Most specimens are labeled. N18.12.416 W067.08.329

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

The. Research. Center is used for tropical climate only ,the make experiments on different type of plants, avacads,pineapples ,sugar cane, yam, didifrent vegetables and all type of. Flores

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Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
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3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

If you love plants like me it is a great visit. First visit the office and ask for a map, you can walk and enjoy. Very old trees and rare eatable fruits, coffee, cacao, mangosten, mangos, brazilin nuts... They have they have more than 17 different genera of Bamboos, if you want to see them you must ask for a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The staff always have information and suggestions regarding all plants, fruits, etc. You can also get exotic fruits and flowers from them.

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65 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Next to the University of Puerto Rico Mayagüez Campus aka CAAM, RUM or Colegio. Lot to see and walk. The actually donate the land that home Colegio de Mayagüez. If you like plant this will be you cup of joy. Has fun. Come visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We got to the Station a little bit late on a Friday afternoon. Needless to say we could not get the guided walk through the area but we got to walk the area by ourselves before they close. Beautiful old trees and many species from all over the world. Still got to lay down on the lawn and hug a... More 

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Keokuk, Iowa
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

Found this gem at the University of Puerto Rico Mayaquez. A walking distance from our hotel. The lady at the research center was very friendly and helpful. They have all sorts of tropical plants from other parts of the continent.There's jackfruit tree, cannonball tree, betel nut tree, Mangosteen to name a few. One of the employee gave us a madrono... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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17 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

Arboretum best describes this place. We were stunned by the amazing variety of trees from all over the world. Even if trees aren't your thing, the stroll thru cool primarily shady grounds is refreshing. At the front desk they tell you to allow one half an hour to an hour. We were there for two hours but then, I love... More 

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Long Beach Island, NJ
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41 reviews 41 reviews
5 attraction reviews
192 helpful votes 192 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

The best attraction in Mayaguez is made even better by being free of charge! It is not easy to find, however, if you are not familiar with the vagaries of the ways of Puerto Rico's roadways and lack of directional signs. The research station lies just south of the campus of the University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez just off of... More 

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Mayaguez
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33 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

The Tropical Agriculture Research Station (TARS) is a Federal U. S. Department of Agriculture facility. We take visitors to see the large, impressive, exotic trees and other plants. It is a treat, but it takes a few hours to enjoy. A number of online sites list some of their plants and show photos (e,g., http://www.puertoricodaytrips.com/tropical-agriculture-research-station/; http://robertospuertorico.com/usda-tropical-agriculture-gardens-of-mayaguez/] There is no fee... More 

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