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Audubon Swamp Garden

Charleston, SC
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Ranked #25 of 108 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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Charleston, South Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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55 reviews 55 reviews
34 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
17 helpful votes 17 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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56 reviews 56 reviews
19 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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131 reviews 131 reviews
14 attraction reviews
128 helpful votes 128 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
9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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46 reviews 46 reviews
17 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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