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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 21 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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Winfield, Illinois
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

It's a beautifully sculptured garden and if you love tropical plants, this is the place to go. Plus, it has a butterfly exhibit which is a must see. I disliked the fact that there were alligators in the lakes but it's Florida and it's to be expected.

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Oneonta, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

We visited Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden for the first time in about 2 years. We had a wonderful time. The Wings of Tropics butterfly exhibit, which is a recent addition to the garden, was very enjoyable. This is one of our favorite botanical gardens in the world.

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Selkirk, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

We have visited several botanic gardens throughout the US. South Florida should be very proud of this well kept and obviously well loved garden. The 45 minute tram ride is a must and the cost is part of the price of admission. Our tram driver was Miguel and he was not only knowledgeable but entertaining as well. Following the tram... More

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USA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

The Fairchild Botanical Garden is an oasis. It was a highlight of our trip. The collection of tropical plants were well marked and provided a good learning experience. Loved it!

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Miami Beach, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

If you like nature and a peaceful setting with wonderful views........ You should not miss Fairchild Tropical Botanic Gardens. The children also like it. They love the open spaces. The gardens are very very well maintain.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

One of the prettiest anywhere! A great place to learn or just to be embraced by its beauty! A Miami must!

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Miami, Florida
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

I have been to lots of botanical gardens but this one is the largest and most impressive. They have the largest variety of plants I have ever seen. Every time I visit I come across new varieties I've never seen before. The lush property is a haven for both native and exotic animals, which I photograph. Every time we visit,... More

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Naples, Florida
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

This is a big garden, if one wants to explore all the trails and habitats. Focusing just on the main planted areas, greenhouses, rainforest, and ponds, is still a nice walk and several hours worth of time. The butterfly house is world class--large, spacious, lushly landscaped and FULL of butterflies. The chrysalis display is beautiful--like nature's jewel case. Look for... More

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Estero, Florida, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Marvellous way to enjoy the beauty of the perfect South Florida landscape while learning about the prolific variety of palms and other plants that thrive here. A guided golf cart tour makes it a pleasure and prepares you to want to do furhtre exploring on your own

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Miami, Florida, USA
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Magnificent, lush and expansive... A must see for plant/garden enthusiasts! Beautiful grounds and amazing butterfly exhibit. A perfect place for a picnic by the lake... Especially nice to visit during one of the festivals for added ambiance... (Ramble in November is one of the best) Just the drive (or bike ride) there is worth going for! Follow the charming, winding... More

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