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Magnolia Plantation & Gardens

3550 Ashley River Rd, Charleston, SC 29414
800 367-3517
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Ranked #23 of 106 attractions in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Gardens, Historic Sites
Description: Home of the oldest garden in America.
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Charleston, South Carolina
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

Magnolia's Gardens and pathways are gorgeous, but Magnolia also provides something special for children (and adults!) who want to get "up close and personal" with Nature. Completely enclosed, so that children can visit the animals they're interested in without getting lost, the Petting Zoo has deer, goats, chickens, ducks, rabbits geese and Peacocks roaming freely, as well as raccoons, bobcats,... More

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

The ride out to Magnolia Plantation and Gardens was scenic and beautiful. Once we arrived I was in awe of the grounds - gardens of all sorts - mini lakes and plenty of statues. A picture worthy trip. I was a tad turned off by the lack of reality. As the family of the plantation was glorified - and is... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

This place is beautiful! The Biblical Garden was nice to walk through. There's a Magnolia Garden, but they were not flowered. This garden must be a delight to see when it flowers in the Spring. This plantation has a ton of shade, which is helpful during the summer heat. I recommend to take some water and sunscreen if you're going... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Glad that we decided to spend the day at this beautiful place. Went on a Slave to Freedom Tour which was very educational; took the Nature Train Tour as well as the Boat Tour where we saw alligators and many birds . We skipped the house tour though. Highly recommend it! Very enjoyable.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Loved Magnolia, beautifully landscaped. The flowers weren't as lush since it was August and hot, I'd like to see it in the spring when the weather is a bit cooler and the flowers are more prolific. It's a beautiful place to visit.

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Berkeley Heights, New Jersey
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

This was a very interesting plantation. It is fun to include this in the three along the Ashley River. Back to Magnolia...the gardens are amazing...just out of a Southern Accents (remember that gem?) magazine...just perfect. They have a nature train ride that may be interesting and a zoo. There are other attractons as well.

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Tour of the house and gardens was very interesting. The garden tour was a little hot and muggy in the afternoon.

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Bellingham, Washington
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

This review is late in coming...we were there in May and throughly enjoyed ourselves. Our rental car person said this was the best plantation of them all, so on the way out of town we stopped here. OH MY GOODNESS....absolutely loved it. Every part of the grounds, the tour of the swamp, getting the real feel of the south. The... More

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Youngstown
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

My best gal and her family and I headed to the Magnolia Plantation and gardens, eager to get some historical insight and take some tours. We got there and the line was pretty confused. There are a lot of options for tours, and it doesn't really explain how any work. In order for us to have done everything we would... More

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Bethlehem, Pa
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Overall the planation is good but the best part by far is the swamp garden. We first toured here about 10 years ago pre kids and they have made some improvements such as a sturdier path and small fences by the alligators but overall it is untouched nature. There are so many animals to see if you take your time... More

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