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Address: Route 191, El Yunque National Forest, Puerto Rico
Phone Number: 787-888-1880
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Description: Learn all about rainforests here, at this education center in El Yunque...
Learn all about rainforests here, at this education center in El Yunque Rainforest.
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An educational stop

Make this center a stop either before or after El Yunque. A beautifully built informational center which is mostly self guided. A wealth of knowledge, not to mention beautiful... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 10, 2015
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Mays Landing, New Jersey
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184 reviews 184 reviews
23 attraction reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Serge speaks of a restaurant at El Portal. Does anyone know where it is? I can't find anyone who knows about it.

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Troy, Missouri
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

There was a $4.00 fee per adult to enter. We parked our car and walked to the center. Nice bridges and scenery to get to the center. We were given a paper map of the forest and told that the movie in the theater was playing. I have know idea how long the movie is but we only saw the... More 

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California
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63 reviews 63 reviews
18 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Make this center a stop either before or after El Yunque. A beautifully built informational center which is mostly self guided. A wealth of knowledge, not to mention beautiful patios, balconies and pavilions.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Nice modern achitecture building. Native artist exposition, theater and restaurant. Very friendly tour guide. Surrounded by tropical forest. Worth seeing.

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Asheville, NC
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157 reviews 157 reviews
60 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

The intro video and exhibits are well worth the visit. Additionally, local craftsman sell nice items along the entry. Coqui frogs can be heard from here.

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New York City, New York
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221 reviews 221 reviews
193 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Nothing special here, your typical visitor center. Pick up a map and ask any of the rangers about the different trails. There are bathrooms and water fountains here if needed, but not much in the way of information. There are bits here and there, but not as much as you find in other visitor centers. Would have given this a... More 

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Gaffney, South Carolina
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40 reviews 40 reviews
19 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The center is clean. There is plenty of information about the park. The store is worth a visit. There is a trail through the forest wish we had time.

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Lithia, Florida
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40 reviews 40 reviews
27 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015 via mobile

We looked forward to hiking and this stop was very helpful in planning and we had the information man Jesus tell us about all of the trails. He was very nice to my daughter and they had a a lot of fun looking at the exhibits.

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Hudson, Florida
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72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Alex our tour guide walked us through the facility, pointing out various flora and fauna. He let us wander around at our leisure and we had plenty of time to look at the displays, visit the gift shop and use the restrooms. The center is very well done. Definitely a must see when in the rainforest.

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Chesterton, Indiana
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

A wonderful welcoming center to the forest. Knowledgable staff and beautiful exhibits. Be careful on the road coming in.

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