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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
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Dedicated to conservation, education and recreation, this 101-acre facility...

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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Nice trails in middle of Suburbia

Great place to bring the kids for some nature time in middle of Baton Rouge. There's a large indoor exhibit featuring various snakes, turtles, etc. Outside there are a bunch of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Steve H
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Belmar, New Jersey
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Belmar, New Jersey
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372 reviews
151 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to bring the kids for some nature time in middle of Baton Rouge. There's a large indoor exhibit featuring various snakes, turtles, etc. Outside there are a bunch of twisty trails highlighting the local flora. Also lots of bird watching and lizards. They have maps you can take at the Nature Center. The trails are pretty well marked... More 

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nothing fancy, you won't see gators in the wild here. However it's pretty much all on elevated walkways, so you won't get dirty. A pleasant stroll though a swamp.

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Prairieville, Louisiana
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hard to believe you're in a city. My granddaughter loved it. The trails are great and the volunteers at the center showed her the animals. One of BR's true gems!

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Thank barryb418
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26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

In the heart of the city, it should be on the places to visit while in Baton Rouge. It is interesting for kids and adults equally. There is a welcome center where a small group of animals are available for everyone to look at (snakes, turtles, fish and hamsters). Then you go outside and take a walk along one of... More 

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Lansing, Michigan
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93 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

We live in Michigan although I grew up in Baton Rouge. What better time for us to visit Baton Rouge than December? In the second week of December, the trees still had some autumn leaves on their branches, although most of them were becoming bare. The mid-afternoon temperature was about 78F. The visitor center was architecturally very nice, but the... More 

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Durango, Colorado
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015 via mobile

Although this nature center is open until 5pm, the trails close around 4:15, so keep that in mind when planning your visit. We arrived in town in late afternoon and wanted to check it out, but didn't arrive at the center until about 4:20 and the staff said the trails were closed because we wouldn't be able to finish before... More 

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2 Thank Patty J
Fairmont, West Virginia
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16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

Great response from the desk clerks and very polite and loved looking at the caged in reptiles and would go back again...

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2 Thank Rosie S
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235 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

My grandchildren love this place. There are lots of exhibits and a nice trail to wander. Nice place to visit and learn a little about our wildlife and swamps.

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Thank Sharon K
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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67 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

It is hidden in swamp right in middle of town.It is a great place to take children.They have a little cabin that you can visit and see lizards,snakes,etc.They sell artist sketches to the public.There is a walk way and bridge to walk around in the swamp.

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Louisiana
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

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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