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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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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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98 reviews 98 reviews
22 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Many visitors want to see 'swamp' but don't have the wherewithall or time to get out into the real swamp. This location has plenty of swamp, ponds, and general 'swamp' feel right in the middle of Baton Rouge. Be sure to where common sense shoes, as the paths can get mucky, and where some bug spray. When you first park... More

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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53 reviews 53 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 via mobile

Wonderful way to observe nature so close to the city. Walking trails are easy, benches to rest, and a couple of gazebos to get out of the rain. Needs a little upkeep here and there but overall nice place to walk, see nature, and get away from it all.

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australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

this is not well maintained, but the staff are helpful enough. More maintenance required around site.

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Pearl, Mississippi
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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86 attraction reviews
156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
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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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51 reviews 51 reviews
5 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
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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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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