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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
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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

We visited as part of our Disney cruise this past weekend and found the gardens to be a wonderful relaxing break from the crowds in Nassau. Colorful birds, exotic plants and friendly staff. We did not have near enough time to explore all the little hidden trails and free roaming critters. Well worth the trip.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

On a positive note, my wife enjoyed the marching flamingo show. Other than that high point, you'll be hard pressed to figure out why you spent $16.00 per adult to visit this small zoo. There are some large parrots and a few monkeys that are of some interest, but you will most likely complete your zoo experience in less than... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Enjoyed the gardens, many animals to see.Would have stayed longer if there was a place to cool down or get something cold to drink.

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Portland, Oregon
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34 reviews 34 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

did a short walk up to the garden-zoo jsu to get a sense to the area. Once at the zoo......it was a delight to see the birds and the few creatures. The garden were very limited. But did enjoyed the pink, and I mean pink, flamingos. You can get up close and personal with them. Best time is when they... More

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Inglewood, CA
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

It is a beautiful and unique zoo setting. You will run into some animals just wandering around the zoo. They are harmless! For example, flamingos, peacocks, geckos, macaws and other types of birds. It is very different to zoos in the United States but it was a wonderful experience!

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Kansas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

A lot of birds, not a lot of other animals, considering the climate. Feeding the Lorkeets was a fun experience for our family.

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Miami, Florida
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11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

If you want to see the Old Nassau in a truly unique setting go to the Gardens. The Flamingo walk is, I think, the only one in the world. Be sure and say hello to Old Sarge.

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This was a fairly unique experience because of how close you can get to the animals here, their cages are not like those in the states, you could literally lose a hand here if you wanted to. That being said, it allows you an up close view to some exotic animals that you would not experience elsewhere. The parrot feeding... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

The zoo is ok, but the flamingo Show is really the main reason to go. The flamingos march around a circular grass area and hang out around kids (and adults) doing flamingo poses. It's a funny sight all the kids there seemed to really enjoy it. Most of the animals are birds with beautiful colors, and you can feed them... More

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Janesville, Wisconsin
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21 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

The zoo was much smaller than I thought it would be, but it is also a pretty small island. There are several different animals and it is definitely something to check out if only once. We did not get to see the marching flamingos, which I hear is a real treat, but we did see the flamingos and they definitely... More

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