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“Very helpful information.”

National Trust Visitors Centre
Ranked #27 of 55 things to do in George Town
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Owner description: The National Trust Visitors Centre provides information, tours, events, books and souvenirs related to the preservation of natural environments and places of historic significance in the Cayman Islands.
Portland, Oregon
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128 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Very helpful information.”
Reviewed 29 November 2012

Great set of information that will help you explore the island. Pick up a map and other booklets about the attractions and other places on the island.

Visited November 2012
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Limassol, Cyprus
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70 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“CAYMAN WILDLIFE REVEALED”
Reviewed 7 June 2012

The National Trust Visitors' Centre is a beautiful bungalow along the seaside road east of George Town, Grand Cayman. Set in landscaped grounds with a small amphitheatre that gives onto the Caribbean Sea, the Centre gardens offer a quiet haven to the traveller. Within, the bungalow has a variety of displays about Cayman wildlife: plants and animals indigenous and endemic. Find out about excursions to the Queen Elizabeth Botanic Park, about meeting the endemic Blue Iguanas, and the walk along the wilderness Mastic trail. Crafts are for sale, postcards, art-work and posters. Drinks available. Opposite, on the other side of the road, do not miss the Craft Shop with everything. Such an informative fun place to visit.

Visited August 2011
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7 Thank 2seagem
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Cayman Islands
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66 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“A NATURE LOVERS, ART, HISTORICAL BUILDINGS AND HORTICULTURIST DREAM OUTING”
Reviewed 20 January 2012

Advertised programmes are in the many Cayman Islands Tourist Publications
For ecological, historical, marine, local arts, architectural and the list goes on programmes and tours contact the National Visitors Centre - the many programmes are very interesting to take part in for locals and international visitors who enjoy the outdoors and indoors and everything exciting about visiting the Cayman Islands - Pedro Castle - Birdwatching - Museums - Visit the National Trust Visitors Centre and go early as you can to ensure enough time to enjoy the plethora of fascinating options available. Miss Lassie's Interpretive Art - Local Art - Also try to get to the Queen Elizabeth Botanical Gardens - A Marvel and Enjoyable Experience

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grand cayman
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39 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Park”
Reviewed 31 December 2011

The park which this visitor's centre is located is about a mile from the centre of town and was donated by Cayman largest developer. It is very nicely laid out and offers free park to escape from the cruise ship shop centre of town.

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Book a hike with Stuart!”
Reviewed 23 January 2011

My extended family – my wife and our four young kids, plus my folks and my brother – had the opportunity to hike the Mastic Trail on Grand Cayman with Stuart Mailer & his wife on December 27, 2010. For our outdoorsy family, this relaxed morning was the perfect antidote to the rushed fun of the commercial tourism which plagues the western end of the island. Stuart paced the hike to suit my slightly unsteady mom, even though this probably extended his normal trip time by at least an hour. Here I should note that while the jagged crags flanking parts of the Mastic Trail put the forked stones of the CI’s Hell to shame, the path was manageable for everyone in our group, six to sixty-something. Stuart kept up his informative banter the entire way, ranging between what were obviously oft’ told tales about key points of interest to serious responses to our questions, whether posed by an adult or a hyper-inquisitive child, to impromptu “I Spy” moments when an anole darted, a racer slithered, or a parrot flapped across our path. Each time there was something new to be seen – practically a step by step event – Stuart would pause to tell us a bit more about Grand Cayman’s natural history. He even got the kids to smell and/or taste the crushed leaves of a number of the native plants. Huge kudos to Stuart - we truly appreciated his detailed knowledge of the trail's flora & fauna. Outside the classroom, I've never heard anyone so comfortable with Linnaean classification that the Latinate names followed the common as though there were no other way of speaking. For my part, even if it's another two decades until I return to Grand Cayman (I hope not), I won't forget to beware the various Shake Hands - common, but evocative naming of some prickly trees! My wife is a science teacher and she's not easy to impress, but he more than passed muster; she's raved about our knowledgeable guide to several folks. We emphasized to John, the manager at the Turtlenest Inn, that he should point their guests in Stuart’s direction. Stateside, we'll both suggest to anyone traveling to Grand Cayman that they book Stuart’s tour. And many thanks to his wife as well. We all appreciate that she took the time to come along and share her considerable understanding. Several weeks after our trip I finally found time to write to Stuart and he kindly forwarded photos he shot of the various birds we saw on the day of our hike. We simply could not have asked for a better experience!

Visited December 2010
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