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Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park

Frank Sound Road | North Side, Grand Cayman, KY1 1701, Grand Cayman
1 345 947 9462
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Ranked #16 of 101 Attractions in Grand Cayman
Type: Gardens, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Parks, Hiking Trails, Outdoors
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Birdwatching
Owner description: Home to orchids (in bloom late May through June) and elusive iguanas...
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Type: Gardens, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Parks, Hiking Trails, Outdoors
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Birdwatching
Owner description: Home to orchids (in bloom late May through June) and elusive iguanas as well as parrots and other birds.
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English first
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

Beautiful park with nice walking path. We saw plenty of iguana's including a really big one that decided my wife's shoes looked tasty. Not really an exciting place for kids but very enjoyable if you want to see and learn about the local flora and fauna.

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Fowler, Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

The tours on the main road will tell you no one goes to the park or it will cost $100 and you will need to walk a mile after drop off to get to the park. Not true. Take the public mini bus. Walk one block off the main street to the bus terminal on Edward Street, adjacent to the... More 

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Clio, Michigan
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Just a little disappointed that the orchids weren't in bloom. They had nice walkways but all the water ponds were all dried up. It was very warm and humid because it is inland so you don't get the breeze like you do along the coast. We saw two of the Blue Iguana and a snake. The colorful floral garden was... More 

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Lisbon, Ohio
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Quiet and restful. We took this opportunity to enjoy the flora of the island and caught a glimpse or two of the Islands own Blue Iguana, Beautiful visit!

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Loveland, Colorado
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13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

To be fair, we did visit when the orchids were not in bloom and it was quite hot and humid. We saw a blue iguana on the trail...about the same time the tour group spotted it so we had to wait our turn to take a picture of him. By the end of the loop, we were bored and hot.

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Brooklyn, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

We drove here with our rental car a bit hard to find but once we found it it was superb. Even though very little was in bloom it was just a relief from the crowds on the island. We had the whole place for ourselves as we were the only ones there. The walkways lead you through some nice gardens.... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Reaching the park by public transportation on weekdays is not hard. We took a bus in George Town. The driver dropped us off at the botanical garden's entrance for an extra $1 pp. In total we paid around USD$4 each. After you visit the botanical garden, you have to ask the lady in the front desk to call the bus... More 

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Loudon, Tennessee
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

The gardens were not in full bloom but we still found it very informative and delightffyl. The high light was the spotting of 3 endangered Blue Iguanas. The largest one about 4' from nose to tail greeted us as we started the garden walk.

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Cowes, United Kingdom
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65 reviews 65 reviews
33 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

We really enjoyed our visit here, although be warned that it is always hot and humid as you do not get the coastal sea breezes here. Also you must take insect repellant! While we thought it has grown a little shabby in certain areas since the Queen visited, it is certainly still worth going. The colour garden area was particularly... More 

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Florida
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28 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

The draw here is the famed but rare blue iguana which is highly endangered on Cayman. The trick is to find a maintenance man to show you where they are. Othwise you might wander around all day and not see one.

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