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Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

10901 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables, FL 33156
305 667 1651
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Ranked #1 of 18 attractions in Coral Gables
Type: Gardens
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Viewing wildlife
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden is among the world's best tropical botanic gardens. Here you will find internationally renowned collections of... more » Owner description: Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden is among the world's best tropical botanic gardens. Here you will find internationally renowned collections of cycads, flowering trees, tropical fruits, vines, aroids and endangered species, which provide a living laboratory for scientists, and the opportunity of discovery for everyone. In addition, Fairchild has the largest palm collection in the U.S. and is also the keeper of the National Palm Collection as designated by the American Public Gardens Associations. With its beautiful paths, vistas and outstanding horticultural displays, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden provides every visitor with an unforgettable experience. « less
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Miami, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

The minute you walk into the gardens from the shop, you are impressed with the beauty and the peacefulness of the place. I absolutely loved the butterfly exhibit and the rainforest! It is a pleasure to visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Best place in Miami to take a walk in nature, undisturbed by cars…Just wish the prices would come down a bit.

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Coral Gables, Florida
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

Fairchild Tropical is an amazing place and one of America's treasures! You will certainly enjoy your time there. Arrive early....and then go next door to The Red Fish Grille in Matheson Hammock Park for dinner. An amazing back-to-back day/ evening!

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Coral Gables, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

We visit there constantly and are members. It is a delightful way to spend and afternoon. They are holding events continuously and the volunteers there are very friendly and educated. It is a beautiful place and one of the gems in Coral Gables. The butterfly building is worth spending plenty of time and you will be delighted as will your... More

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Thousand Oaks, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

A former mangrove, this garden is now a walkable delight of sights and sounds. Birds, butterflies and lizards are featured along with the plants. According to the tour guide, the best time to come is October - February.

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Vero Beach, Florida
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40 reviews 40 reviews
9 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

This was my first chance to look at Fairchild's new building housing research, an elaborate butterfly exhibit, and a new cafe (with view of butterflies). An arts building is nearing completion. I got a look, and a walk around the garden, during breaks in a meeting in the upstairs room at the entrance/shop building. The facilities are well designed and... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

This is such a beautiful place. Get there early and spend some time. I've never seen a Butterfly House and it was amazing. We have a pass for the arboretum where we live and were able to get 3 free passes because of it (check if you have a pass somewhere)- admission is $25.

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New York City, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

This place is an absolute must see if you are visiting this area. It has been there for years and the history and everything else is simply amazing. A must see....

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Seattle
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80 reviews 80 reviews
52 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Go! Excellent 83 acre botanical garden with all sorts of tropicals. I googled gardens in FL before we went & this one is rated #1, for good reason. It's one of the favorite things we did in FL. There was a short intro/walk. Then you take a tram ride throughout the well done and well kept grounds with a friendly... More

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Miami, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

I've lived in Miami for 30 years and this garden just keeps getting better and better. We visit several times a year to walk around the peaceful gardens and learn new things everytime we visit. There are two lovely cafes and a darling gift shop. If you are visiting, see if there is a gardenting festival going on in the... More

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