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Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

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Address: 10901 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables, FL 33156
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+1 305-667-1651
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9:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden is among the world's best tropical...

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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A gorgeous place to visit

A very pleasant refuge filled with varied and beautiful plants just minutes from urban hubbub. The place is enourmous, but laid out with care. We took the free 1 hour tram... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Lexington, Massachusetts
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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Beautifully done and kept botanical garden with lots of diverse areas to explore. It is fun solo or with family and friends, hanging out and walking around while taking in the scenery. We were there when the Chocolate Festival was organized, certainly attracting a lot of people. Music, food stalls, arts and crafts, you name it.

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Lexington, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A very pleasant refuge filled with varied and beautiful plants just minutes from urban hubbub. The place is enourmous, but laid out with care. We took the free 1 hour tram tour, which I strongly recommend. We had a great guide who was full of interesting stories, history, and biology. You get the advantage of seeing just about the entire... More 

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I love to go with friends or out of town guests, it's a great place to walk around and chat or catch up in the beautiful surroundings!!

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Helena, Montana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

On the Monday after Christmas we drove from Florida City up to the Botanical Gardens and spent a full day there. It was more than worth the price of admission. The miles of trails and botanical diversity could have kept us there for several more days. There were good opportunities to photograph birds, butterflies, and one lethargic crocodile sleeping along... More 

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Sedona, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Just a beautiful setting and the butterfly exhibit was really nice as was the orchid display on the grounds. Incredible orchids. The layout of the gardens is spectacular.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I lived in the tropics for many years and still found plants here I had not encountered before. The gardens are gorgeous and well maintained. There is a butterfly pavilion and an orchid exhibit that must be seen as well.

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New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is perfect for a day date. The garden is huge, 83 acres of space to see. I recommend doing to tram tour first, so you can see it all. It is approximately 45 min. The arches are beautiful, as well as the view of the water. There are some interesting palms there from all over the world. The butterfly... More 

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Sheboygan, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were so glad to have stopped here! It is lovely, peaceful, and picturesque. The volunteers are very knowledgeable and eager to help. We started on the tram tour but ended up walking around the entire grounds with the map. We lost count of the times we stopped to point out something to each other. Definitely take your time in... More 

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Boca Raton, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am a local (sort of) and live about an hour from Miami. I had heard of Fairchild and waited until it was cooler out to make the drive down. Well worth the drive. The property is large with a lot of different paths you can walk and explore. So many different trees/plants to see. Great place to spend the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is just a magical place and not to be missed. Thousands of gorgeous tropical trees and plants over several acres. I recommend walking but they also have guided trams.

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