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Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

10901 Old Cutler Road | Coral Gables, FL 33156 | Official website
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  • Type: Hiking and Parks
  • Time to Spend: 2 hours to Half Day
Overall Rating: 4.0 (3.9)
Value: 3.0 (3.0)
Facilities: 3.5 (3.5)
Atmosphere: 5.0 (5.0)
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At 83 acres, the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden is one of the largest botanical gardens in the country. With a surplus of tropical plants and other beautiful greenery, you're likely find the Fairchild to be one the most relaxing attractions on your to-do list.

A free 45-minute tram tour will show you the highlights, but then you're off on your own to browse the gardens as you see fit. Previous visitors suggest you stop by the butterfly garden and the sunken garden. They also recommend you budget plenty of time to just take in all of this park's natural beauty.

Most travelers say that Fairchild is definitely worth a visit, though they'd prefer the admission were more affordable. One Yelp.com user says, "The only downfall is that it is a little expensive. For the two of us, the bill was $40. A little high to look at exotic trees but it was worth it."zoo

Two other concerns are the heat and bug bites, so make sure to take some precautions before you come to the park. Bring lots of bottled water, sunscreen and bug repellant so you don't end up dehydrated or being feasted on by the mosquitoes.

The Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden is located in Coral Gables and is about a 20-minute drive from downtown Miami. The garden is open every day of the year except for Christmas from 9:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Admission is $20 for adults, $15 for seniors and $10 for kids ages 6 through 17 (5 and under can enter for free). For more information, visit the garden's website.

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