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El Portal Tropical Forest Center

Route 191, El Yunque National Forest, Puerto Rico
787-888-1880
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Type: Museums, Outdoors
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Owner description: Learn all about rainforests here, at this education center in El Yunque Rainforest.
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Elmira, New York, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

we got lost so we when we finally found this we were too late to explore the whole forest. the ranger gave us great advise on how to get the most of our time ,

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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35 reviews 35 reviews
23 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Very nice brick entrance decor into the information center... Nice bridges to walk over above and beside the rainforest plants.. and beautiful flowers.. about a 20 minute informative video, and gift shop and restroom facilities.

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Orem, Utah
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Although others complained of the fee charged to visit, with a US Senior Parks Pass, four adults and four children were all admitted free. They have informative exhibits and an enjoyable film. We made a donation to help the work they are doing.

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Austin
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127 reviews 127 reviews
51 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

This place is very nice, very helpful staff on hand to answer your questions and a nice movie to give an over view of the El Yunque Rain Forest.

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Morris County, New Jersey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

They offer short films and information, have things to do for kids and have a nice souvenir shop and stalls. We saw some locals making clay pots, vases, cups and saucers etc right in front of us. if you are pressed on time - one person can go in and get the information you are are looking for (we asked... More

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Skowhegan, Maine
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67 reviews 67 reviews
19 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

went to the El Junque rainforest to hike. Wanted to get the overview at the Forest Center. no way - met by a guard turning cars around as the center was closed. The Mt Britton trail is as described with a consistent uphill move and no flat areas. About a third of the time that the El junque trail would... More

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Ellicott City, Maryland, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

The center is very informative. I recommend visiting as a starting point. Inside, there are many signs to read and souvenirs to buy. There's also an information desk. We asked about the best ways to access La Mina Falls, and left quite satisfied. Plus, I got to photograph a lizard on the way back across the bridge.

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Palmetto, Florida, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Wouldn't have went had our tour started here. But, really glad we did. The film really gave you a perspective on what we were going to see. What to look out for, and an overall greater appreciation.

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Annapolis, Maryland, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

The rain forest park is free. However, if you go to welcome center it is $4 for anyone over 16 years old. Not much to see at welcome center. However, the water falls were incredible. The big water fall is a hike to get to and make sure to bring swim wear. My first time there but will go again... More

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Dunedin, Florida
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

A good way to begin your visit. A short film and the exhibits explained the different types of forest in the park, what types of trees to expect, and what birds to look out for. A ranger at the entrance provided maps and detailed advice on what trails to hike.

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