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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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Swamp Life

This was my favorite part of visiting Magnolia. We saw tons of alligators and different kinds of birds. It was nice and quiet and uncrowded. Make sure you bring bug spray.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

This was my favorite part of visiting Magnolia. We saw tons of alligators and different kinds of birds. It was nice and quiet and uncrowded. Make sure you bring bug spray.

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Fort Bragg, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

My wife and I took our dogs here. We enjoyed the views. We saw several alligators and the beautiful landscape.

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Christiana, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Enjoyed walking the large meandering garden trails. Though not blooming, I had no idea there were so many varieties of camellia! Camellias everywhere! Swamp was very pretty and interesting. Saw several alligators, as well as a variety of birds. Very nice boardwalk.

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Ansbach, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 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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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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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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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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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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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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Additional Information about Audubon Swamp Garden

Address: Charleston, SC
Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 5:30 pm

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