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Audubon Swamp Garden

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Address: Charleston, SC
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8:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Activities: Walking
Description: A 60-acre preserve where visitors observe many wildlife habitats.

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It was worth every penny

We booked the Swamp Tour additionally to the Magnolia Gardens and we loved to discover it by ourselves! We were lucky to see alligators, turtles etc... Don't forget your camera or... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
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Ansbach, Germany
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Ansbach, Germany
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We booked the Swamp Tour additionally to the Magnolia Gardens and we loved to discover it by ourselves! We were lucky to see alligators, turtles etc... Don't forget your camera or mobile because you have a pretty nice location to discover!

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Tyler, Texas
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85 reviews 85 reviews
30 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Interesting walk through swamp area. The are some raised wooden walkways and the remainder of the area is dirt paths. We did see some gators and turtles and quite a few varieties of birds. Much of the water are is covered with duck wheat (which means the swamp is healthy) This is in the Magnolia Garden area as you are... More 

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78 reviews 78 reviews
23 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

If you want great photography shots and more shots, this is the place. From colorful ducks to scaly alligators to a wonderful rookery, this surpassed my wildest dreams.We have been back many times and it's always different.This is now a regular photo taking stop for me! Loved it!

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High Point, North Carolina
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41 attraction reviews
170 helpful votes 170 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

The Swamp Garden area was wonderful! It is worth the extra cost when visiting Magnolia Plantation! The walk through the garden is so peaceful; and it's fun to look for the many varied birds and water animals! We were fortunate to be there on a sunny day which really enhanced the experience!

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Brooklyn, New York
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39 reviews 39 reviews
23 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

While the walk was still peaceful and enjoyable, I imagine it would have been so much better in a spring. It was pretty chilly when we visited, so we saw no animals at all, which was understandable. We still took some very nice pictures and would come back when it's warmer.

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Waterbury, Connecticut
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51 attraction reviews
264 helpful votes 264 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014 via mobile

This nature walk is absolutely beautiful. Obviously this time of year there is very little activity but it's still worth the visit. There are still turtles and birds to see. The trail is kept up very nice.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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37 reviews 37 reviews
10 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

It is hard to comprehend that just off a busy road of Highway 61 is an oasis of semi- quiet nature. You hear and see some beautiful birds,pretty wild flowers, turtles and alligators basking in the stream. What can be better than a get-a-way that is close to home. It is also a photographer's paradise.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We unfortunately chose a very hot and humid day. .. With 2 kids under the age of 4... That was difficult. The grounds are beautiful! The kids loved the animals in the petting zoo and it was a ladybug release day (we missed that part). Overall it was nice. .. didn't really seed many animals in the Swamp. .. which... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
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58 reviews 58 reviews
35 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Places like this are getting hard to find. Step back and look around this place and you will be amazed as well as humbled by gods creation. So much to see and do.

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Boston, MA
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39 reviews 39 reviews
15 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

My husband and I had never been to a swamp before and we really enjoyed this. You are walking on raised, wooden walkways so don't worry about getting dirty or wet. While we did see some gators, I have to say that we really didn't see to much more. We say much more wildlife at the Magnolia Plantation Swamp.

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