Fruit and Spice Park, Homestead, Florida
24801 SW. 187th Ave., Homestead, Florida 33031| Map |
The Fruit and Spice Park is one of the more popular stops on the Historic Redland Tropical Trail in Homestead, Florida, and is thus a perfect choice for a family vacation itinerary. Run by the county recreation department, this unusual 37-acre park contains hundreds of fruit trees, along with vegetables, spices, herbs and nuts. There’s an hour-long tour available, and visitors are also welcome to wander around at their leisure. What really makes this park fun is that people are allowed to eat anything they find on the ground -- mangoes, bananas, star fruit, coconuts and all sorts of good things. They are just not allowed to pick anything, or take anything out of the park; there’s a cute little store though for souvenirs and edibles. Kids will enjoy spotting the birds, lizards and frogs that live around the plants, and of course getting to taste foods from all over the world. Lunch can be had at the park’s Mango Café, serving sandwiches and key lime pie. Most visitors can easily spend two hours here walking and tasting -- the Fruit and Spice Park is the ultimate interactive attraction in South Florida.
Ratings by kids' ages
- Tots (0-2)
- Little kids (3-5)
- Big kids (6-8)
- Tweens (9-12)
- Teens (13+)
Tips for Families
The best time to visit is in the summer when the most fruits are ripe.
Address: 24801 SW. 187th Ave., Homestead, Florida 33031| Map
Hours: Mon-Sun 9 am - 5 pm. Closed Christmas Day
Price: Adults(12+): $8; Children(6-11): $2; Children(0-5): Free