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“Nice to visit with small kids”

Ardastra Gardens, Zoo and Conservation Center
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US$16.20*
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US$95.00*
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Nassau Guided Bike Tour
Ranked #8 of 125 things to do in Nassau
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The Ardastra Gardens, Zoo & Conservation Centre is a peaceful 80 year-old retreat spread over 4 acres of lush tropical gardens. It is a boutique zoo that specializes in bird rescue & rehabilitation, education, preservation of history and conservation of natural resources. Ardastra is home to many native species of plants and animals - including the Bahamas National Bird, the beautiful and exotic Caribbean Flamingo. We are well-known for our animal encounters that allow visitors to get "up close "with some of our residents. We encourage all of our visitors to take a guided tour for a better appreciation of our residents and our property. To maximize enjoyment, we also encourage our guests to schedule their visits around our Signature Showtimes: 10:30am, 1:30pm or 3:30pm. You can participate in the "Flamingo Experience", a unique show of the glory and antics of these incredible creatures together with an excellent narration of their story. Guests can also hand-feed the colourful and playful South Pacific Lory Parrots and have numerous photographic opportunities during your visit. While walking the Gardens, friendly and informed staff will answer questions while two-legged feathered friends will freely entertain. Light refreshments are available at the "Parrot Pit Stop". "Toby's Treasures" is filled with gifts/souvenirs so that you can take a piece of Ardastra home with you.
Toronto, Canada
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Nice to visit with small kids”
Reviewed 21 February 2012

It's a small zoo, the Flamigo walk is good to watch - the bird feeding was the highlight for us.

Visited February 2012
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“trained flamingos”
Reviewed 19 February 2012

you can feed the lorakeets from your hand and watch the trained flamingos. this place has been here for probably 40 years so the older architecture is an added attraction

Visited December 2011
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Vermont, USA
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“A fun adventure”
Reviewed 18 February 2012

If you have a few hours to spare - you HAVE to visit Ardastra Gardens! make sure to fin in seeing the marching flamingos - its fun!!
We loved that you can walk up to the flamingos and be within inches of them - it makes for awesome photos!!

Visited March 2011
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Canada
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“A must see in Nassau”
Reviewed 12 February 2012

A short walk from the main hotels and easily worth the price. Be sure to see the bird feeding and the flamingo show. Animals roam around the walking areas including flamingos and peacocks. There are various paths throughout the grounds but it's easy to see everything at a slow pace in a few hours.

Visited February 2012
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Alexandria, Virginia
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“Nice little detour”
Reviewed 11 February 2012

We went here on a whim and really enjoyed our trip. The marching flamingos were neat and we saw a lot of wildlife that was new to us. It was not very crowded and we got to feed birds by hand! I had about 6 of them on me at once!

Visited April 2011
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