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Audubon Swamp Garden

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Address: Charleston, SC
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A 60-acre preserve where visitors observe many wildlife habitats.

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Bird watchers haven

If you like to see many forms of wildlife and birds this is a must in the Charleston area. The gardens have great trails for easy access. Great photo opportunities for waterfowl... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Ian S
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Myrtle Beach, United States
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Myrtle Beach, United States
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you like to see many forms of wildlife and birds this is a must in the Charleston area. The gardens have great trails for easy access. Great photo opportunities for waterfowl and alligators.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is tied into the Magnolia Plantation, therefore was an add on to that tour. Lots of wildlife to be seen here and it was an enjoyable walk in the swamp.

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Thank Beth Ann P
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

This is a self-guided swamp garden where you just walk around a swamp area yourself. There is no guide tour or boat or anything. Hopefully, you find turtles and other animals. If that's all you want, then this is a good place. However, I think doing an airboat is much more fun. I think it is not worth it.

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Mount Dora, FL
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183 reviews
72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

We visited because it was included with our plantation tour. Our kids really enjoyed walking around looking for various birds and animals. The walkway was nice and fairly easy to maneuver. It was a good place to visit for a quiet, relaxing walk.

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Thank FLGirlForever
Holmdel, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

It was a nice warm day to walk around at the end of November. We saw 2 alligators which was fun and I gt a lot of great pictures. I plan on coming back in the spring when the swamp is more active.

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1 Thank April M
Gorham, Maine
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7 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

We went to the Audubon Swamp Garden at Magnolia Plantation there was a cell phone tour but there were no directions on how to use the tour.

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Thank dconley
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

The plantation and gardens are a very pleasant tour and mini-view into a bygone era but the gem for us was the self-guided walk through the swamp. It is a combination of raised walkways and paths that wind through en extensive little eco system. A little patience looking out on on bigger swampy pond and presto - lots of alligators... More 

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Charles Town, West Virginia
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

This is a beautiful, mostly peaceful place which I have been to before, BUT - there was very poor signage. The "Lake Trail" path led to nowhere but a couple of homes and we had to turn back. Other trails led to service-type areas and we had to turn back. No map is available so it was a pain! But,... More 

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Boston, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

While October may not be the optimal time of year to visit, the swamp garden is still worth a good walk around. We saw a few gators and only a few water birds. For the price of general admission, we also were able to walk around the garden of the plantation. This was worthwhile. The flora was beautiful. Only the... More 

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

A well built walking area got us round the swamps to admire all the wildlife,a must see adventure for all.

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