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Rand Memorial Nature Center

E. Settlers Way | Directly across from Grand Bahama Catholic High School, Freeport, Grand Bahama Island
242-352-5438
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Ranked #10 of 22 Attractions in Freeport
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Activities: Birdwatching
Description: 100-acre wildlife reserve featuring many tropical birds in their native habitat.
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Wilmington, Delaware
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Toured through the nature center - many, many native trees & plants to see. Really enjoyed the tree shaded walk.

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johnson city tn
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Caves with stories of Indian people who lived there. Beach was wonderful. Local vendor with Banana Bread and cold drinks.

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Palo Alto, California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
3 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

The Nature Center is run by non-profit. They used to have flamingos, but the lady told me it cost $1200/month to feed them and they couldn't afford it. They have a small indoor center where you can learn about the animals in the Bahamas. There was no one else there when I went. But it's summer and it was very... More

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Clinton, Washington
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237 reviews 237 reviews
105 attraction reviews
145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Glad we visited this sanctuary. We guided ourselves through the park where they have identified the local trees. Spent a good amount of time at the pond viewing birds. They've sent the flamingos away due to the expense of feeding them, but we found the turtles and birds fascinating. Seeing a very natural woods without lots of imported trees made... More

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Leola, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

Don't miss this nature center. The guide was excellent, spending time with us and answering all our questions. We had a great hike through the park, especially enjoying the turtles and fish in the pond. Great place.

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Denver, CO
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

Very nice to see the natural unkempt beauty of this island. Not as much walking as I had hoped. The pond was very interesting with an abundance of turtles and fish.

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Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
3 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

At 10:30 each morning, a guided tour is given. We were the only two on this trip, and our guide, Cecilia, was fabulous. We learned so much about the local use of the various plants. Best to call ahead to see if the tour is on. We loved it. But without the tour, it would have just been a walk... More

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Freeport, Grand Bahama Island
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

Very interesting to see all the different trees that are native....other than pines and palms! I wish the hawk would have a larger aviary !

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WEST KINGSTON
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38 reviews 38 reviews
9 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

Attended a fabulous art show that featured many local artists with a variety of mediums! Plus, was able to wander around the nature center that seemed to have a lovely opportunity to learn about local nature on the Bahamas.The staff were so friendly and accomodating!

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Denver CO
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39 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

I guess this place was much more interesting in years past when there were flamingos but they were chased away after a hurricane. We had a nice walk through either way. A nice break from the busy shops. My wife wants to add that the little bird in the bird house is not real :) I caught her trying to... More

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