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Tropical Agriculture Research Station

2200 P. A. Campos Ave, 00680, Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
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Ranked #1 of 14 Attractions in Mayaguez
Type: Gardens
Activities: Viewing foliage
Description: Offers self-guided tours through its tropical gardens.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Hackensack, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013 via mobile

The tropical agriculture research station is a great place to spend an hour or two. After you sign in, grab a map and hit the grounds. You can explore at your own pace and see as much or as little as you want to. Not everything is labeled and it can sometimes be a little hard to figure out which... More

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Boston, MA
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127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

This is a lovely place to walk around, but you're basically on your own. The extent of the guidance is the occasional sign near a tree. That can be limiting, since obviously there are a world of meanings that are closed books to nonspecialists. But you'll still enjoy seeing the variety of plants and trees here. This could be a... More

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Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

This is one of the older Ag. Research Stations in Mayaguez, it has a great garden with paths. Take some time to wander.

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