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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 #21 of 112 Attractions in Grand Cayman
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Type: Parks, Hiking Trails, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Gardens
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Birdwatching
Description: Home to orchids (in bloom late May through June) and elusive iguanas as well as parrots and other birds.
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Mansfield, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We visited twice in the fornight we were on island, just to see the blue iguana. Its particularly enjoyable if you would like a little respite from the sun as there is plenty of shade while walking. Unless you pay for the iguana tour which goes into areas not accessible for the normal entry fee, don't expect to see lots... More

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Kalispell, Montana
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

A nice walk and beautiful setting to share the plants and cultures of the Caymans! Would go back and encourage you to see this beautiful oasis!

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163 reviews 163 reviews
68 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This 65-acre preserve showcases a wide range of tropical vegetation. Rare blue iguanas wander throughout the gardens and willingly 'pose' for pictures. 'Put on a had and some sunscreen and enjoy this tropical paradise.

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Knysna, South Africa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We went to the gardens to se the blue iguanas in their natural habitat. We were greeted by a large one in the car park. Fantastic. The gardens were worth the trip. There were orchids, flowers and all the usual stuff that make a great photographic experience. Coming back to the blue iguanas, it was good to see the breeding... More

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Pottstown, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We went here because I wanted to see the blue inguanas, My husband isn't really into the whole garden thing, but he humored me, so we didn't spend the extra for the habitat tour. The gardens are nice, but the only blue iguanas we saw were in the parking lot.

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Westerville, Ohio
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Never have I seen iguanas so big and SO BLUE!! The plants, trees, animal life was so fun to look at and watch while walking through this park. Looks like they are under construction but I can only imagine it being even more beautiful than what I already saw. I took so many pictures - it was very pretty.

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Manassas, Virginia, United States
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

I know we are paying to save the iguanas but I still thought $30 each for the park and the iguanas was expensive. I was not impressed with the gardens. I figured with the Caymans Tropical climate the gardens would be REALLY impressive and they were just okay. We went in the morning and it was already crazy hot! We... More

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Cary, North Carolina
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9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

My friend and I love to photograph flowers, lizards and insects, and this is definitely the place to go for that!. Although we went in the summer, so not many of the orchids were in bloom, there were still lots of other gorgeous tropical plants/flowers to see. We saw lots of blue iguanas (only found in Grand Cayman), wandering around,... More

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Alexandria, VA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

This was the one disappointment of our trip. The Iguana Sanctuary is was closed and didn't appear ready to reopen anytime soon. The Visitor's Center was being renovated and most of it was closed, along with the Gift Shop. There was very little in bloom throughout the park. And, of course, it's quite a ways from anything else. So, before... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Even if you are not a flora enthusiast, you will enjoy strolling through these very beautiful gardens with a variety of trees, plants, and flowers. It is not to be missed while you are in GC, if for no other reason than to go visit and learn about the Blue Iguana conservation efforts, and to meet these great, big creatures!

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