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

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

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

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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
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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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

This is a unique place - it's in an urban location yet offers many rural swamp like attractions. Very nice wooden walkways and dirt paths/walkways. The indoor part is smaller, and overpriced; do not recommend, go the the Batpn Rouge Zoo instead.

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Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Hard to imagine that this little gem is so close to Perkins Rowe and the mall of Louisiana. Lovely short outdoor trails easy for kids of all ages. Nature center guides helpful

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Beautiful place to visit with incredible nature trails. They host education and training events and I think you can even bring your pet (on a leash) and walk the trails.

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Washington, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

We stayed overnight in Baton Rouge and stopped at the nature center before continuing on to Panama City Florida. We really enjoyed walking the paths and seeing all of the different types of plants (we're from Pennsylvania). Very nice place.

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Additional Information about Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center

Address: 10503 N. Oak Hills Parkway, Baton Rouge, LA 70810
Phone Number: 225-757-8905
Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  Baton Rouge
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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