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Ardastra Gardens, Zoo and Conservation Center

Chippingham Road, Nassau, New Providence Island
242-323-5806
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Ranked #7 of 60 attractions in Nassau
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Gardens, Zoos, Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Birdwatching, Viewing foliage
Traveler Description: Situated only minutes from the heart of downtown Nassau , Bahamas , there is no place quite like the Ardastra Gardens, Zoo and Conservation Center... more »
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Nassau, New Providence Island
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

It was a nice Zoo. I think it could have been better. They had a Flamingo show that could have been a little better. Their Jaguar just passed away. It looks like they are in the process of updating some of the cages for the animals. The animals are cared for very well.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

We stumbled upon this zoo after our cruise excursion was canceled. If you are on a cruise don't buy the excursion from them. It is a lot more expensive. You can take a city bus for a buck! Don't take the taxis they won't take you unless you pay a lot of money. Anyway, zee entrance fees are cheaper when... More

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Toronto, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Not much to do or see. Poorly attended and in a state of disrepair. The marching flamingos is a treat for small children, however not worth the price of admission for a family.

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Evergreen, CO
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Mostly birds. Feeding the birds was a highlight. Kids of course will love it too. Nice gardens too. I liked it more than average but I think the average person will find it average.

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Needham
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8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Our favorite part of the visit was the flamingos which are free to walk among us. They are really interesting creatures and fun to observe. Other exhibits were interesting and we saw animals and birds that we hadn't ever seen before. Our whole group had fun and it's a nice distraction if you tire of the beach. We took the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We took our family of 6 (kids 14 years to 7 months) and the reviews were right that this is a really cool little place that was a great break from the norm on the island. It is NOT a big zoo so don't go with expectations of one. However the staff was VERY friendly, the gardens are beautiful, there... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Different; nice, I'm use to Tigers and Bears and wild animals. Well this zoo has non or that. Instead you see wonderful birds that come right up to you. Beautiful Flamingos do their dance and allow your child to join them in their dance. You get to see the show up front and personal. The Peacocks walk around freely with... More

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Frisco, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

The Ardastra Zoo was a nice surprise while visiting the Fish Fry area. We fed apples to birds; they will sit on your arms, shoulders, HEAD :) and eat an apple slice from your hand. Also, we got to see trained flamingos march About Face. Only con is that it's a little pricey.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

My husband and I decided to stop by here as a break to get away from the shopping areas (we were in town for the day with a cruise) and to get off the beaten path a little. We did not have children with us, and we have been to a lot of zoos before so I think we were... More

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Efland, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We went here in 2010 on a cruise excursion with our oldest two children. When we took our younger three boys on their first cruise this year, we had to take them here as well. The absolute best part is feeding the apples to the birds. They come and land on your arms and head and eat right out of... More

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