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Arnos Vale Waterwheel and Nature Park

Address: Arnos Vale Hotel, Tobago
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Ranked #32 of 55 Attractions in Tobago
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
Owner description: A park established on the grounds of an old sugar plantation to preserve Tobago's wildlife.
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
Owner description: A park established on the grounds of an old sugar plantation to preserve Tobago's wildlife.
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Port of Spain, Trinidad
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

When I came here about a year back, I was shocked to see only a part of what used to be the water wheel covered in jungle activity. It looked very scary and deserted. Definitely in need of reconstruction.

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Solihull, UK
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

As we walked into the dilapidated building we were surprised to see Christmas decorations still hanging from the ceiling. Fruit bats, disturbed by us, flew around our heads. There were two attendants, one was fast asleep on a chair in the sun and the other told us it would cost $30TT each to look around. I was keen to wander... More 

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Uppsala, Sweden
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124 reviews 124 reviews
70 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

We visited in January and met the owners. The place was reopened and under restauration. It had been smashed when they lived abroad. Now they gave good tours and served delicious soup. Very special place, well worth the visit.

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London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

With a newly fallen tree blocking the entrance to the old plantation the flora around the sight have truly enveloped its previous grandeur to surprisingly mirror a set from Jurassic Park. Trees grow though walls, bats nest in the ceiling, and floorboards creak as you tentatively explore this natural playground. The waterwheel is impressive but rather treacherous to walk to... More 

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Trinidad
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91 reviews 91 reviews
39 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

A fantastic trip back in history, and a wonderful peaceful walk through a nature trail after which , Imagine , you are having a nice English tea in a beautiful setting just 1 hour before sunset. You hear the sound of an old bell and hundreds of birds many different species , fly in to feed not only from the... More 

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That London
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

I found this completely fascinating and went back again. It is run down and closed, but the gate and wall only go a few meters and there is a path you can walk round. There has been no upkeep of the decking so mind your self. There are bats in many of the buildings and it has this air of... More 

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Port of Spain, Trinidad
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

It is an ideal tourist destination for local and foreigners. The place is really serene and is preserved. A real nature watchers paradise and so full of our heritage. Tobago is such an exotic place and is really a paradise island. The food, the culture everything about this island is really different. I like the unique way this place has... More 

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Berks
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

We visited when driving around the island. The car park is just off the road across a little bridge. It is completely deserted and you sort of climb in through the side of the old restaurant. It is amazing to see so much of the sugar cane machinery just rotting away. Its a real shame to see the heritage being... More 

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San Fernando, Trinidad
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2012

On your way up the northwest coast make a quick stop here. Parking for this attraction is located 50 yds off the main road the water wheel is located another 100 yds down a foot path. Nice photo ops.

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Cheam, Surrey, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2012

This was probably once a great place to come to get a feel for the old sugar cane industry on the island. It has however long since been deserted and the rainforest is taking over. We had no expectation on arrival and really enjoyed walking round, seeing the bats fly out of the rooms, looking at the old wheel, machinery... More 

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