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Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center

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Address: 10503 N. Oak Hills Parkway, Baton Rouge, LA 70810
Phone Number: 225-757-8905
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Description: Dedicated to conservation, education and recreation, this 101-acre...
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.
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Bluebonnet Swamp

Swamps are an important part of our ecosystem and this preserve is designed to be accessible for anyone. There is about 2 miles of walking trail loops. I saw no critters in the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Swamps are an important part of our ecosystem and this preserve is designed to be accessible for anyone. There is about 2 miles of walking trail loops. I saw no critters in the swamp but I could hear a Barred Owl calling "who cooks for you" and a large woodpecker testing the trees. The nature center has quite a few... More 

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

From the nature museum and live local wildlife and fish on display in the swamp's spacious nature center, to the boardwalk trails and scenic deck areas, this pocket of swampland in the middle of town is a wonderful afternoon adventure either for solo birders, exercise walkers, or a family afternoon. The staff is top notch in knowledge and courtesy. I've... More 

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

There were lots of animals and exhibits to look at before we went to the trails. We didn't see much wildlife on the trails other than fuzzy worms and insects, but the flowers and plants were in full bloom. Easy walking on the boardwalk, though the gravel trails were harder for the kiddos, who don't watch where they're going. ;)... More 

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

My wife and I went during one of their special "dog days" promotions where they allow pets in for the day and had a fun time. Normally they don't due to the fact it's a nature center with birds and alligators so I can understand not wanting Fido to chase after a bird someone is watching or sketching, or getting... More 

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The swamp is a wonderful place to look for native birds and animals. The boardwalk leads into a beautiful primitive area right in the center of town. Children particularly love this place.

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Tucked away,off of Bluebonnet Blvd, you have to know where you are going to get there. It is a nice quiet place to enjoy nature. The visitor center in very informative

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

I go to the Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center at one or two times a year visiting my grown siblings and a young grand son. It is amazing how quiet and peaceful it is, especially since it so very close to major streets and highways. As others have pointed out, there are several sets of trails that can be taken depending... More 

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Atoka, Tennessee
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Though I was raised in South Louisiana, my family was not. This was a great way to show the kids and wife the life and feel of a swamp without the need of a boat. The learning center was wonderful and the trails and walkways were well maintained. The staff was very helpful. Overall we spent about 60 minutes here.... More 

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Baton Rouge, LA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

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
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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