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Ardastra Gardens, Zoo and Conservation Center

Chippingham Road, Nassau, New Providence Island
242-323-5806
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Ranked #8 of 55 Attractions in Nassau
Type: Gardens, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Zoos & Aquariums
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Birdwatching, Viewing foliage
Owner description: Exotic wildlife like the South American honeybear and the rare Caribbean flamingo make these...
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Type: Gardens, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Zoos & Aquariums
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Birdwatching, Viewing foliage
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: Exotic wildlife like the South American honeybear and the rare Caribbean flamingo make these gardens home.

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South Daytona, Florida
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Last year my husband and I toured Nassau while on a cruise. We took the public bus #10 downtown ($1.50/ea) and spent a few hours at this very unique and wonderful zoo. We returned to the zoo this year with a friend who was traveling with us. We wanted to see the animals and gardens again with her. The people... More 

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tewksbury,ma
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37 reviews 37 reviews
6 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

Peaceful stroll through small zoo and fun time feeding the lorry parakeets and of course the ever entertaining flamingos

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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107 reviews 107 reviews
16 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

Ardastra is a well maintained facility. they seem to take good care of their charges, but the property is small, meaning that cages or pens are often too small for the animals. Or, they have just one of a type, so the creature lives in solitude. So, it is not surprising that most of the inhabitants seem depressed. One little... More 

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Overland Park, Kansas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

Small, but beautifully landscaped. A nice shady activity to do to get out of the sun. They have an adorable flamingo show two or three times a day that lasts maybe 20 minutes. The cost is ~$15 per person. To get there take the jitney to fish fry and walk inland about 10 minutes until you see the sign.

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Pennsylvania
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67 reviews 67 reviews
36 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

It is a small zoo but has a lot of interesting animals and birds. The trained-flamingo show was very unique as the trainer put the birds "through their paces". Kids especially love it. There are lots of beautiful blooms and blossoms to look at. And be advised: the large pig blocking the sidewalk is really alive, just sleeping :)

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Colnbrook, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Not much to see at Ardastra Gardens Zoo. Went to see the Jaguar, but it had died after 20 years in captivity there and I am not sad about that at all. The Zoo really needs an upgrade, nonetheless, it was inexpensive to visit and I am sure every dollar made by visitors helps towards feeding the few species of... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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30 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Go early to see the flamingo show (it was around 10:00 the day we went)---the flamingos march and dance beautifully. Then after that was the feeding of the lorries--amazing!! You go in the cage and these exotic, exquisite birds land on you and eat from you hand. The paths are great and other animals are awesome. Great visit!

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Kincardine, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

This is a good little zoo for kids (and adults) ....quite a variety of birds and animals. The flamingo show is a hoot!! Didn't stay for the other show/feeding b/c it started raining. Hard to get to by bus...a hike out to catch the bus, but the 12b bus will take you right there. The only real negative is it... More 

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Naples florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Went there today, took a bus ride walk about 1 mile, the cost was $15.00 a head. A lot of over grown trees, dead plants, birds in cages, two monkeys, a couple of ducks. The flamingo show was cute. Not worth $15.00.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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10 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

We did this as part of a cruise ship excursion and it was a lot of fun. The Marching Flamingos were fun to see. Feeding the Lory Parrots was really a great experience. They would land right on you and eat right from your hand, sometimes more than one would land on you at a time! The foliage around the... More 

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