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Rand Memorial Nature Center

#31 of 61 things to do in Freeport Features Animals
E. Settlers Way | Directly across from Grand Bahama Catholic High School, Freeport, Grand Bahama Island
+1 242-352-5438
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100-acre wildlife reserve featuring many tropical birds in their native habitat.
  • Excellent20%
  • Very good38%
  • Average32%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible2%
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“plant life” (2 reviews)
“exhibits” (4 reviews)
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E. Settlers Way | Directly across from Grand Bahama Catholic High School, Freeport, Grand Bahama Island
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+1 242-352-5438

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Reviewed 1 week ago

It's worth your time to see this little nature park if you have time. It's a nice hike with native flora in a wild state as opposed to the botanical garden style of the groves

Thank CONSTANCE B
Reviewed 27 April 2017

Well for a three dollar donation it was nice. The trails are well marked and it is an easy loop trail. The trails do have some markings of the plant life and the pond area is pretty. It takes about 45 minutes to do the...More

Thank Eataroundwoburn
Reviewed 2 January 2017

Score is somewhat low due to being on a stressed tour which had one this as one of the stops. With that said, it might deserve a score of average but I doubt it. From my observation of a couple of cages with snakes and...More

Thank Tennswede
Reviewed 4 September 2016

The nature center is part of the national park system. We learned about a variety of native plants and animals--including the national tree, the lignum vitae; and the national flower, the yellow elder. We also learned to identify the poisonwood tree. It was raining so...More

2  Thank onemorepet
Reviewed 26 July 2016

When I arrived the big green iron gate was open and there was 3-4 vehicles parked in the parking lot. The gift shop had a sign that said it was closed. I figured the park/trails were open and the gift store closed. There were several...More

1  Thank jaguarljs
Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

We stopped at this Nature Center on our van tour of the island. It is a must-see for people interested in the vegetation of the islands. The guides are very knowledgeable about the different plants that grow on the island and the different ways you...More

1  Thank Jennifer W
Reviewed 3 June 2016

Absolutely loved this place! So much history and a beautiful hike through the natural fauna. Really recommend this place!

Thank 136lawsonl
Reviewed 1 May 2016 via mobile

This 100 acre planted refuge was the antidote to the scheduled activities of our cruise and resort time. We saw many labeled plants and using a bird guide we purchased at the nature center spotted a good number of species. There was evidence of much...More

Thank Efranz
Reviewed 26 February 2016

Don't trust the maps - I think they are not to scale. Figured we would walk up from Ocean Reef and I think it ended up being 2.5 to 3 miles. Really enjoyed the turtles at the pond, as well as checking out all of...More

2  Thank Gordon H
Reviewed 21 February 2016 via mobile

Took a Top 10 off Carnival and this was one stop off. Had the best tour guide (Ronne) and driver Steve. Small walk through the woods but lots of info on the plant life.

Thank Wendy S
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Wayne s
How can I get to the park from the cruise ship terminal?
15 July 2015|
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Response from SFBayAreaTrekker | Reviewed this property |
There are several "private" taxi services at the terminal. Some will arrange with you for a designated time for the driver to return and pick you up and return you to the terminal. This is how we managed our trip.* I... More
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