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Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center

Address: 10503 N. Oak Hills Parkway, Baton Rouge, LA 70810
Phone Number: 225-757-8905
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Ranked #10 of 29 Attractions in Baton Rouge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
Owner description: Dedicated to conservation, education and recreation, this 101-acre facility includes wildlife and...
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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.

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Fairfield
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

I go to the Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center at one or two times a year visiting my grown siblings and a young grand son. It is amazing how quiet and peaceful it is, especially since it so very close to major streets and highways. As others have pointed out, there are several sets of trails that can be taken depending... More 

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Olrando
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Though I was raised in South Louisiana, my family was not. This was a great way to show the kids and wife the life and feel of a swamp without the need of a boat. The learning center was wonderful and the trails and walkways were well maintained. The staff was very helpful. Overall we spent about 60 minutes here.... More 

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Baton Rouge, LA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We visited the center for a nature hike with a local boy scout group. Very informative. All of the scouts and parents enjoyed the visit. They also have an excellent family Halloween tour.

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Raeford, North Carolina, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Very well worth visiting...a nice relaxing area. It's hard to believe it's located so close to I-10.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

I though it was going to be more interesting.It is just a pond and a small 5 minute trail,with a visitor center.I though I would be a couple trails since it said it was 101 acres.It was relaxing just for a walk but short.

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

A most pleasant way to spend a morning. This area has a boardwalk for safe viewing of nature. Birds abound, and other wildlife can be seen in the swamp, as well as the beautiful foliage. Especially nice in spring and fall to avoid the extreme heat and humidity of summer!

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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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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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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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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