Ardastra Gardens, Zoo and Conservation Center, Nassau

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Visit Ardastra Gardens, Zoo and Conservation Center, the first and only zoo in the Bahamas. Originally opened in 1937, the zoo now houses approximately 200 animals. In keeping with the zoo’s aim to promote conservation, it features a sanctuary and simulated natural habitats for a variety of endangered animals, including the Bahamian boa constrictor and Bahama parrot. A highlight of the zoo are the gorgeous Caribbean flamingoes and their famous trainer show, a must-see for any visitor. Hand-feed parrots or take an educational tour about wildlife conservation. Using our custom trip planner, Nassau attractions like Ardastra Gardens, Zoo and Conservation Center can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • What a great time we had at Ardastra Gardens & Zoo! We were a group of 20 (10 adults, 3 children and 7 teens) from Canada on a cruise that stopped in Nassau - all of us enjoyed our visit. We especiall...  more »
  • If you have young kids this is a must. As zoos go it was nothing special (El Paso and Bronx blow it away), but the flamingo parade is first rate. After the brief show we strolled around for an hour. I...  more »
  • This is a small to moderate sized zoo. The grounds are well kept and the animal displays are also well maintained and easily visible. The flamingo show was a lot of fun so don't miss that. Is it worth...  more »

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Nassau features a few hotels in its downtown area, with some mid-range and luxury options located along the waterfront, close to many tourist attractions and amenities. Over on Paradise Island you'll find more hotels, accessible by ferry from the downtown area. Be sure to book well in advance, as availability can be very limited during peak times.
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