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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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Cheap Nature Based Fun in The Heart of the City!

Love Bluebonnet Swamp! Super cheap family outing, the nature trail through the swamp is awesome. Save the smaller inside attractions and gift shop for after your walk in the swamp... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Louisiana
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15 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Love Bluebonnet Swamp! Super cheap family outing, the nature trail through the swamp is awesome. Save the smaller inside attractions and gift shop for after your walk in the swamp to get some much needed cold air. It is very easy to get to, hidden right off a major road through the heart of the city. It's still a swamp,... More 

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Baton Rouge, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Wear your mosquito repellent and bring the kids. Swamps are not on the top of my places to visit list but if you have kids they will enjoy the excursion.

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This place was great. It's 3 dollars for adults, which is a pretty good deal. The trails are short enough that anyone can walk them with little effort. When I was there, there was wildlife everywhere. I definitely wasn't expecting that many animals to be so close to the path.

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Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

We weren't sure what to expect and assumed the nature center would be inside. There is a very small exhibit area and gift shop inside. There are trails to hike but because we weren't prepared having proper shoes and clothing, water, and bug spray we didn't go any farther then the inside area. Next time I will be prepared and... More 

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Prairieville, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Very nice. Beautiful trails and scenery. Great for families with small kids, just watch them closely.

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Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

They had lots of native snakes and turtles to see in the indoor exhibit. The trails were nice to walk on. Lots of birds and butterflies. We even seen snakes while walking the trails.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

The trails here are well marked, easy paths, some with boardwalks. It is small. This swamp is fed by rain, but was pretty dry due to lack of rain. The trees, birds and insects were amazing. There is a nice display of local snakes (live) and other wildlife (stuffed and pictures) it is very inexpensive. The only reason i gave... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

The nature center had an indoor place where they had birds, snakes, and other animals that you could walk around and look at. Also, the 0.5 mile walking trail was very nice. We didn't see a lot of wildlife, but there were birds and some very cool insects. It was a very relaxing walk, and the staff was very friendly... More 

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Norwood, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

I visited the center about 2 years ago. It was very dry but still very pretty. My kids enjoyed the nature center. We were able to pet baby alligators too!

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Prentiss, Mississippi
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

This place is great for a nice quiet walk/run on the trails. However we were very disappointed the only animals we saw while touring outside was a rabbit. Expected a little more, but for $3 that's what you get. Oh yeah, there were turtles in the pond that's in the parking lot.

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