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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 57 attractions in Nassau
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Savannah, Georgia, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I went to Ardsatra as an excursion while on a cruise. It was a nice little place to visit. My sister was the one that wanted to go here. We enjoyed the flamingo show and feeding the lorikeets. Plenty of birds to look at, with a few non-birds.

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Nassau, New Providence Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

This place is not huge you only need 1-2 hours to see everything. Gardens are nice, animals surprisingly well kept especially the parrots they all looked healthy and in nice condition. It is primarily birds but monkeys and other animals are there. Very hands on and the lory feeding time is great and the flamingo march is good. Well worth... More

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Lehi, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

I loved this place! Had it pretty much to myself for the first hour. Even the walk in from the bus stop is pretty - like you're entering a little tropical forest. Took the #10 jitney from Straw Market for $1.25. Girl at front gate was helpful & nice. (She said if you pay with a Mastercard you get 10%... More

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Millbury, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We were pleasantly surprised with our visit to Ardastra. We were visiting Nassau on a cruise and decided to visit Ardastra as a part of our "walking tour" of Nassau. I would estimate that Ardastra is a 45 minute walk from the cruise port, past the Straw Market, Junkanoo Beach, and the famous Fish Fry. We arrived at Ardastra around... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014 via mobile

Never having been before I decided to take a trip to try photographing the flamingos. Reduced priced tickets are on sale for residents so entry is $12. The gardens are well maintained and the staff friendly which makes a change in Nassau.. There is a lot to see and the animals and birds appear well looked after. The wandering flamingos,... More

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Chicago area
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

After 2 days poolside, we wanted to break it up a little. My wife, 19 year-old and 16 year-old walked a little over a mile from the Hilton to Ardastra (A nice walk - TIP: worthwhile to stop by Fort Charlotte on the way back). It cost $16 each for adults (over age 12). Lots of parrots, etc., loud peacocks,... More

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baltimore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

A small zoo, few birds... An interesting flamingo show, peacock walking around... I am not sure why go there...it is far from downtown but across the street from fish fry...if you love the flamingo then it is worth it otherwise...I would skip this...

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Minneapolis
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

This is a very small zoo, but it is a fun visit. There are beautiful birds, peacocks strolling the grounds, and a large flamingo exhibit. We participated in the parrot feeding and enjoyed it. People are friendly and helpful. The zoo is not far from central Nassau - we took a cab to the zoo and walked back.

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Big Bear Lake, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

My wife and I visited the gardens/zoo as part of a cruise shore excusion. While the facility is not up to the standards you would expect in the U.S., it does have an interesting collection of wildlife and is a nice place to spend an hour or so during your visit. (Be sure to catch the flamingo show, you will... More

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Bernard, Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Ardastra Gardens is a small zoo and garden facility that has a lot of different birds and creatures I've never seen before. We learned a lot about the flamingoes. They seem to be one of the few environmentally friendly places we saw.

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