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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 58 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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Downers Grove, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

A hidden treasure that you need to experience! The resident creatures are cared for by devoted care givers who are happy to share their experiences and knowledge with you. We were able to feed the parrots who used us as perches. Got up close and personal with the flamingoes after their performance. A wonderful afternoon getaway!

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Boston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

I loved the zoo best of luck. I liked all the animals they had, I remember having the parrots on my head. I would go back of I could!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Nice little activity that should take about 2-3 hours max. Went during a cruise port day with husband & young daughter, took a $2 #10 bus ride and walked a little to get there. Small snack bar available. Loved the flamingoes, daughter loved the peacock and jaguar. Very cute zoo, animals/setting seem to be in good shape. Fish fry street... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

This is a bit off the beaten path and very different from the activity of downtown Nassau. We took a short taxi from Nassau ($5/pp) because we weren't sure the #10 jitney came that way. It's a fairly small place, mostly with birds like peacocks, parrots, etc but they also have monkeys and a jaguard. They have opportunity to feed... More

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Savannah, Georgia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

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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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
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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