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Address: 2200 P. A. Campos Ave, 00680, Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
Activities: Viewing foliage
Description: Offers self-guided tours through its tropical gardens.

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Great spot to visit if you are interested in tropical horticulture.

Good spot to spend a few hours at getting to familiarize yourself with tropical horticulture. All specimens are clearly tagged with latin and common names as well as were the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Good spot to spend a few hours at getting to familiarize yourself with tropical horticulture. All specimens are clearly tagged with latin and common names as well as were the plant was from. May of the plants are from the places like Indo-China, Australia, and Africa. Best to visit in the morning before it gets too hot. The is no... More 

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Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

This is an experimental station for flora, beautifully organized with many flora species, exotic fruits. Aweesome trails under many different trees and flowers.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015 via mobile

This research center began operation in 1902 and the maturity of the plants and trees attest to that. The main building was built in 1909, where visitors sign in and are given a map of the grounds. The staff was very nice, spoke english and explained a bit about the research station. The walk can take however long you might... More 

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Salinas, CA
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30 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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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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