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Address: Route 191, El Yunque National Forest, Puerto Rico
Phone Number: 787-888-1880
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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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Rainforest Tour from San Juan
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El Yunque National Forest Tour from Fajardo

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Nice interpretation

There is a short movie, and many static displays to interpret what the onlooker sees. There is also a little gift shop.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
smilingcat2016
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Roanoke, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of displays to learn more about the rainforest. Helpful person that provided us with maps. It also had a nice gift shop.

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Roanoke, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is a short movie, and many static displays to interpret what the onlooker sees. There is also a little gift shop.

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Chesterton, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The rainforest portal/visitors' center is a great place to get information - decide which trails to explore, learn about the flora and fauna of El Yunque, explore the history of the forest before your excursion, and purchase rainforest-themed books, clothing, souvenirs, and gifts.

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Thank cassandrawuerthele
Currituck, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Here you can get information and eduacated on the rainforest. The workers are a lot of help and there is a little 15 minute trail here to hike.

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Malmo, Sweden
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

This is a good start to get the information straight before you head out to the forest. There is a short movie giving you some good information and also exhibitions about the animals. Toilets are availavble and also a shop and a café.

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Baton Rouge, LA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

A beautiful building with lots of information that will make your visit to the rain forest that much more enjoyable. Be sure to watch the short film. In english and spanish. Bathrooms are clean and easy to access. A small gift shop there, too. Lots of good information from the man at the desk.

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Grayslake, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

There is a gift shop, food and information here. It costs $4 per adult. Staff was very helpful and there are some informational displays. You do not need to go here to see the rest of this fantastic forest. We saw mosquitoes while we were here at the end of May.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

Nice place to visit after your long hikes. They have beautiful Tropical Flowers. Nice place to visit when on your journey in El Yunque.

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Irvine, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

The Park Service does an excellent job introducing visitors to what they are going to see in El Yunque. The building itself is interesting as well.

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Rockville, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

I liked the design and layout of this place and it had lots of displays about the creatures and the ecosystem of the forest we were about to explore. And they had bathrooms which is always a good start to a day of hiking with kids. Unlike most visitor centers in parks though they did not have trail maps to... More 

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