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Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center

10503 N. Oak Hills Parkway, Baton Rouge, LA 70810
225-757-8905
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Ranked #11 of 33 Attractions in Baton Rouge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Owner description: Dedicated to conservation, education and recreation, this 101-acre facility includes wildlife and ecology exhibits and a 65-acre cypress-tupelo swamp,... more » Owner description: Dedicated to conservation, education and recreation, this 101-acre facility includes wildlife and ecology exhibits and a 65-acre cypress-tupelo swamp, navigable by boardwalk, and filled with wildlife such as birds, bobcats, foxes, turtles and alligators. « less
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Baton Rouge, LA
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107 reviews 107 reviews
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

We visited the center for a nature hike with a local boy scout group. Very informative. All of the scouts and parents enjoyed the visit. They also have an excellent family Halloween tour.

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Raeford, North Carolina, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Very well worth visiting...a nice relaxing area. It's hard to believe it's located so close to I-10.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

I though it was going to be more interesting.It is just a pond and a small 5 minute trail,with a visitor center.I though I would be a couple trails since it said it was 101 acres.It was relaxing just for a walk but short.

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

A most pleasant way to spend a morning. This area has a boardwalk for safe viewing of nature. Birds abound, and other wildlife can be seen in the swamp, as well as the beautiful foliage. Especially nice in spring and fall to avoid the extreme heat and humidity of summer!

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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22 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Many visitors want to see 'swamp' but don't have the wherewithall or time to get out into the real swamp. This location has plenty of swamp, ponds, and general 'swamp' feel right in the middle of Baton Rouge. Be sure to where common sense shoes, as the paths can get mucky, and where some bug spray. When you first park... More

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 via mobile

Wonderful way to observe nature so close to the city. Walking trails are easy, benches to rest, and a couple of gazebos to get out of the rain. Needs a little upkeep here and there but overall nice place to walk, see nature, and get away from it all.

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australia
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81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

this is not well maintained, but the staff are helpful enough. More maintenance required around site.

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Pearl, Mississippi
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Was in Baton Rouge for a quick trip and decided to visit the Bluebonnet swamp. Really enjoyed the wildlife as did my son. I recommend it for nature lovers.

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Mpls, MN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The 102 acre Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center is a great place to experience nature in a large city. There are several trails you can take (a lot of it is on boardwalks) with varying distances per trail. We were there in June and it was extremely hot and humid - we opted for the shortest trail. We hope to go... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Me and my boo and the kids had a great day. My boo was kind of scared being in the woods but after it was over she really enjoyed it. The kids liked to look at the snakes. They even named them. Thanks

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