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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 #7 of 33 attractions in Baton Rouge
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

You will see lots of different wildlife. I would avoid it during July and August because it's just too hot.

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Delfgauw, The Netherlands
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36 reviews 36 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

This Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center is a great place to go to. They have a gift shop, a information room. Also you can walk several paths in the Swamp. A nice place to take beautiful pictures.

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Grand Bend, Canada
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36 reviews 36 reviews
6 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

The Bluebonnet Swamp provides a great opportunity to walkthrough a cypress-tupelo swamp & a beech magnolia hardwood forest while still in the city limits. We visited in mid-march while it is still winter but spring is coming. There were early signs of spring, the turtles were out on the logs in the pond by the parking lot. We only saw... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014 via mobile

Nice little nature center. Trails are all under a mile. Lots of birds, turtles, etc. a nice well kept gem. The center itself has lots of exhibits and personality. Staff was knowledgable of area. Would definitely recommend. Price was very reasonable.

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

The swamp is a favorite place of mine and my husband's. We frequently go there looking for wildlife. There are these great boardwalks and trails to walk. If there are no kids around you, and I don't mean to offend those people with kids, but kids are just not quiet, then you're sure to see lots of wildlife. It's well... More

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Metairie, Louisiana
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

We went here because we found it on Trip Advisor. We were very pleased with what we found. Thinking it would be kind of small and not much to it we were pleasantly surprised with what we actually found. From the parking lot you walk down a boardwalk that takes you to the visitors center that is full of native... More

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

Even though the Bluebonnet Swamp is a new swamp made post-development, it is such still a great place to go for a walk. I've seen all types of birds, amazing insects, snakes, and turtles. They also have a nice nature center building with local wildlife that you can view up-close. It is safe, well maintained totally worth the $3 fee.... More

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OnTheRoad, USA
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31 reviews 31 reviews
29 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

We spent several hours here with 9 kids, ages 2 to 18. This is a swamp that has been preserved, but is surrounded by sprawl. There is a boardwalk from the parking lot to the visitor's center. The visitor's center is a fun place for kids to play and learn. It includes a small gift shop, a play area, and... More

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Los Angeles
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

great value and amazing trails and exhibits. Should not be missed, even if you only have a couple of hours to spare.

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Ridgewood, NJ
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196 reviews 196 reviews
38 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

It is not easy to find the center unless you know where to look. It well worth the hour plus if you want to walk and see the local birds. The nature center is the first place you encounter and the staff are friendly and very helpful. There are several short or long trail, ie, 1/2 mile to 2 miles.... More

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