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Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Address: 10901 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables, FL 33156
Phone Number: 305 667 1651
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Ranked #1 of 11 Attractions in Coral Gables
Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
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...
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Attraction details
Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Viewing wildlife
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
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.

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New York City, New York
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33 reviews 33 reviews
5 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

Beautiful grounds. Great tram tour helped explain what you were looking at. The grounds and lakes are tranquil and lush. The butterfly house was a delight.

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Okinawa, Japan
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26 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

The Chihuly exhibit will be here until May 2015. It was $25 to tour the grounds and a nice guide on the Chihuly exhibit was provided. I felt like each corner I turned revealed a new treasure. The exhibit is large and there are almost 30 installations to see. Wear walking shoes. The night viewing is highly recommended and I... More 

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Rockton, Illinois, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

This was our year for visiting botanic gardens. Fairchild is one of my favoratess, number 2 of the five we visited. All 5 come from USA Today's 10 Best Reader's Choice list. Fairchild is listed at #10, but I would place it at #2. It is a tropical garden and doesn't have the brilliant colors of the flower gardens. The... More 

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Barrington, Illinois
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

This is an outstanding venue for viewing a myriad of tropical flora and fauna. It is rather costly to enter unless you are a member. Nonetheless, it is a beautiful and very calming place. I recommend for lovers and/or families.

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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

The place was immaculate. Not to mention the blow glass sculptures. It's worth visiting BUT call ahead. We went last Sunday and they were open till 9:30. This Sunday we took my bfs mother in law and it closed at 5:30. They said it was because of the festival. Yet they had nothing online or by automated phone that they... More 

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Pompano Beach, Fl
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

We were enticed to become members of Fairchild after the first Dale Chihuly exhibit and are still in love with the garden. Today was a chamber of commerce day...perfect for enjoying Fairchild, Chihuly & the 9th annual Chocolate Festival. Strolled the garden filled with sights & smells to delight the chocoholic in us. Chocolate venders offering gourmet chocolate, hot chocolate,... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

This garden is huge and varied. Greatly enjoyed the butterfly exhibit. You go into this area with tons of butterflies flying around. Some will even land on you. Some different and very beautiful varieties of species. The Chihuly glass exhibits throughout the location were awesome. The place has such a variety of areas from desert displays to tropical forest exhibits.... More 

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Boca Raton, Florida
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247 helpful votes 247 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Outstanding botanical garden with worldwide array of nature. The Chihuly sculptures add to what is already a spectacular attraction. One of the most accessible attractions anywhere in the world. A 45 minute tram ride with guided tour gives a terrific overview. Complimentary shuttle service by golf cart is available throughout. Don't miss the butterflies.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

i love nature! i love chihuly! a must see attraction in miami! i went during the day and took some awesome photos. i heard the garden is open at night as well on certain days! it's a peaceful, zen filled garden with some incredible trees and an awesome butterfly exhibit! just make sure you don't take any butterflies home with... More 

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Indianapolis
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

We are staying in Ft Lauderdale and happened to see an ad about a Chihuly installation. We love gardens and are huge Chihuly fans so we headed down to check it out. What a beautiful place and such an amazing installation. The gardens are so wonderfully maintained and there are glass pieces tucked away everywhere! We spent all day and... More 

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