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Top Botanical Gardens in the US Worth Traveling For

From Flipkey® by tripadvisor®
Published: 01/29/2016

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Ranked #1 out of 234 “Things to do” in Tucson on TripAdvisor, the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum has it all. The museum showcases the Sonoran Desert region, home to over 2,000 species of plants and known as the lushest desert on earth. With over 56,000 individual specimens planted on the grounds, you won’t run out of flora to look at. Walk through the desert grasslands, tropical forest, cactus center, pollination gardens, palo verde trees and more. Spend some time in the walk in aviary and see the birds flying directly above your head. The Raptor Free Flight is especially popular, where hawks and other birds showcase their flying and diving prowess, all in your vicinity. This museum welcomes over 400,000 visitors per year!

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