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“Yummy tour, but not a destination”

Finca Corsicana Pineapple Farm
West Bloomfield, Michigan
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28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Yummy tour, but not a destination”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2012

We had reservations for this tour between our first hotel and second, so this was a stop along the way. Have to say we were glad it was a detour and not the reason for our drive. Our tour guide was Michael, who was informative but seemed a little scattered. The tour consisted of mostly showing us the pineapples in the field, how they are brought in cleaned, sorted, and packed them for shipping. Because we were the only two people on the tour (they have a trailer that could hold more like 60 people) the tour took 2 hours, but was a lot of standing around. We probably could have done this tour in 30 minutes, but I think Michael felt like we had to get our time, so much of our tour was repeating and eating. I'm sure this tour would take much longer with a larger group which is why they say it is 1-2 hours.

The best part is boy, did we have TONS of pineapple!!! We did learn how to pick good pineapples, and the fresh fruit was amazing (as well as the pineapple drinks at the end) but don't go here expecting to have any "wows" except from your tastebuds.

(A couple side notes: Michael was also training another tour guide. So many times the other guide would say something and then Michael would repeat it. Patience is a virtue, but it was somewhat draining to hear everything twice. Michael also asked--because we had rented a car-- if he could have a ride back to the main road after the tour. Now we agreed to this because we really felt mean saying no, but it was unprofessional, and let's be honest... would you want a stranger with a machete in your car?)

Visited July 2012
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English first
Keller, Texas, United States
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69 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Colin Street Bakery in the jungle!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2012

Tour the organic farm! Our guide, Roy, was so good and made our tour very enjoyable. The process is fascinating!! The virgin pina coladas and snacks at the end of the tour were good, too. We also saw many birds to check off our lists.

Visited June 2012
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Wilmington, Delaware
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41 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Pineapples galore”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2012

This was the first tour I took in CR. It was interesting since I had never been to a pineapple plantation. The best part was being served fresh pineapple straight from the field and learning how to pick the best pineapple

Visited March 2012
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Ottawa
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39 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Great place to stop an learn everything about pineapples”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2012

We found that Mike our tour guide for the farm was the best. Very funny and very well informative tour. He told us how to select the best pineapple . You get to sample one just picked and I can tell it was the best I have ever tasted.
At the end of the tour they give you a very tasty pineapple drink in a pineapple course .

Visited February 2012
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Columbus, Georgia
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129 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
“Nice stop if you have the time”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2012

Impressive pineapple plantation with nice, clean visitor center. Entertaining discourse, complete with delicious samples of fresh, organic pineapples - so sweet. Not a top priority stop, but worth the time.

Visited January 2012
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