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Audubon Swamp Garden

Charleston, SC
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Ranked #23 of 106 attractions in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Activities: Walking
Description: A 60-acre preserve where visitors observe many wildlife habitats.
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

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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42 reviews 42 reviews
33 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
16 helpful votes 16 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

I have to brag on this establishment! You want find any place in Charleston, around Charleston, or near Charleston that is this beautiful. It is like you are going back in time. If your wanting a family friendly place this is the place to be. There is something here for everyone. What really got me the most is the staff.... More

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Meridian, Idaho
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52 reviews 52 reviews
19 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

You drive by one side of the Audubon Swamp Garden as you exit Magnolia Gardens. You see a good portion of the swamp driving by, and also you go around the swamp on the tram tour. To just see the swamp you need to pay the general admission (gardens only) plus an additional fee (and get a code to get... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

The bird Rookery and Alligators where amazing to view in the wild. Some great photos taken that I will cherish.

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Columbia, SC
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12 attraction reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The wife and I love to go to the Audubon Swamp Garden in the spring. Egrets and herons nest and hatch their young by the hundreds. The last time we encounter the largest gator we ever seen swimming under the bridge we were standing on. Just a great experience

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Love the nature walk o the Audubon swamp garden...Birds and gators and turtles ....If you love photography, you will enjoy this trail...

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New York
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45 reviews 45 reviews
17 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014 via mobile

We went to Magnolia Plantation for a long morning. My main interest was the swamp garden. It was a beautiful clear crisp but very chilly morning. We were among the first to arrive at the main area just near the entrance to the house and grounds. We paid the $15 per person entrance fee plus $8 per person for the... More

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New york
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86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

It is inside the Magnolia plantation. To get into the swamp garden, we had to pay for the basic entrance fee to the plantation and an addition fee to gain access to the swamp garden. We really enjoyed walking among the swamp. We saw plenty of birds, mostly egrets and some heroin. There were alligators too. We spent about 75... More

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