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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 #10 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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Pearl, Mississippi
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

The Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center is a great place to take your kids for an educational, fun weekend adventure. WARNING- if you don't like reptiles, do not go here. That is the main focus of most of the exhibits inside the center and most of the animals in habitats inside are reptilian. My kids (2 and 4) beg to go... More

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

You'll need bug repellent but it's worth it to stop and walk through this hidden treasure. It has both a Outer (long) and Inner (short) trail, both of which have plenty of beautiful views and benches to rest on. No wild gators - if that's what you're after, go south about 50 miles and take a swamp tour. This place... More

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Austin, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

We enjoyed seeing a little local flora and fauna. We only did a small hike; there are a few other loops you can do. It was beautiful, lush, lots of wildflowers. We saw a couple of great egrets swooshing down regally into the thick greenery as we watched, and then found a speckled king snake just a few yards down... More

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Rancho Cucamonga, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Here is an example of digging deep into travel planning and getting a wonderful reward. Bluebonnet is a 100 acre preserve in a Baton Rouge residential area. Created for locals, there is a big payoff for those coming to visit from afar. There is a large visitor center with all types of snakes, turtles, and lizards to see. The trails... More

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Pearland, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

A great place to explore nature and do macro photography however there's too many mosquitoes in June and was not warned by the person in the reception/cashier. The nature trail was great-- you can hear birds singing along. If only there's no humming and biting mosquitoes, a binocular will help you locate the birds better. I only saw a cardinal... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

I didn't expect to find a swamp smack in the midst of Baton Rouge. I even brought locals with me that didn't know about this place!! It was perfect for our kids, 1 & 4 and our 6 yr old nephew! Will definitely visit again & recommend.

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Lone Grove, Oklahoma, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Saw that we were near the Bluebonnet Swamp when we left our hotel. We just knew our TomTom had us lost, but the swamp was actually located right in the middle of the city. It's a beautiful place. Walk through the trees, and wild flowers, to get to the nature center. Inside we found a nice little exhibit of native,... More

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