From its humble beginnings from cultivars donated by local growers to create a tropical fruit park in 1944, Fruit and Spice Park has blossomed into a showcase of tropical fruits, flowers, and spices grown commercially in the Redland, the historical tropical farming district of Miami-Dade County.
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Fees: $8 adult, $2 ages 6-11, under 6 free
Open: daily 9-5 except Christmas
24801 SW 187th Ave, Homestead
As you walk the pathways through themed gardens, it’s okay to sample fruits that have fallen to the ground—just avoid them in the poisonous plants area!
A network of trails fans out throughout the park to enable you to explore at your own pace, or you can join a guided tour on a tram that stops at points of interest. Browse the gift shop on your way out for cookbooks, scholarly books on fruit, and fruit products. A cafe at the park makes use of the tropical fruits in their salads and smoothies.