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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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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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Enjoy nature during a peaceful stroll

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

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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24 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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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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Fairfield
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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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
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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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