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Address: Chippingham Road, Nassau, New Providence Island
Phone Number: 242-323-5806
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Birdwatching, Viewing foliage
Description: Exotic wildlife like the South American honeybear and the rare Caribbean...
Exotic wildlife like the South American honeybear and the rare Caribbean flamingo make these gardens home.
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Trained flamingos!

The Ardastra Zoo is a small gem that you can visit before or after a visit to the Fish Fry and nearby Fort Charlotte. (All three are easily accessible via the bus.) We really... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
Professor_Ken
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Middletown, New Jersey
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Middletown, New Jersey
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41 reviews 41 reviews
17 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

The Ardastra Zoo is a small gem that you can visit before or after a visit to the Fish Fry and nearby Fort Charlotte. (All three are easily accessible via the bus.) We really enjoyed watching the flamingos; I didn't know that flamingos could be trained to march and follow orders until my visit here. You can join the flock... More 

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Boswell, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

we always like to visit here when in Nassau it is fun to see the marching flamingos an I like to feed the Lory parrots we are old folks but still Kids at heart

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Austin, tx
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

Wow! We could not believe all of the beautiful vegetation. We enjoyed the displays. Reasonable snack bar prices. Gift shop was pricey. The young man who helped with feeding the lorries was wonderful - patient with the visitors and seemed to really be committed to the care of the birds. The young lady who narrated the flamingo presentation was a... More 

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Alexandria, VA
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385 helpful votes 385 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

The Ardastra Gardens and Zoo is a combo of tropical gardens and zoo as the name suggests. There are about 135 animals in the collection including lemurs, jaguars, parrots, macaws and flamingos. You have the opportunity to have close encounters with flamingos and lory parrots. I took them up on this and enjoyed it immensely. In the lory cage I... More 

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Savannah, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We went with a cruise shore excursion. Would of liked to have spent more time. Kids loved the animals and I loved the flowers and scenery. A great place for taking photos and we learned a lot about the grounds.

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Orlando, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The children had a great time. We stopped at Nassau while on a cruise and had booked this excursion. It wasn't terrible, but, it was not all that amazing. Next cruise we will most likely stay on the ship when it visits Nassau. The entire island is not very pretty. Ardastra is okay if you have children who enjoy nature,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

So the cruise companies offer an expensive tour that includes the Ardastra gardens. If you don't want all the other extras of the tour and would rather just do the gardens and tour the city on your own, then take the bus. The gardens themselves were very pretty and not very large where there is a ton of walking. They... More 

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Centereach, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Ardastra Gardens and Zoo is somewhere to go and spend a few hours. I wouldn't go there expecting The Bronx Zoo, but it was enjoyable. We were able to see some unique animals such as Meerkats and white peacocks. They had two main attractions, the Flamingo March, where you watch a group of Flamingos march around in a circle (it... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

This is the best of the Site seeing for the island but to be honest it was poor, more like a pets corner, which was a shame because it could have been soo good. they are doing their best but I think they need some investment to improve the cages. high-light - the white peacock, AMAZING

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Philadelphia, PA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Ardastra Gardens is best know for its flamingo march when the flamingos troop down en masse to be viewed by the visitors. You actually can wander among the flamingos anytime during your visit. They are used to the tourists gawking and don't seem to mind. Beyond the flamingos there are a number of parrots and other exotic birds along with... More 

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