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Audubon Swamp Garden

Charleston, SC
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Ranked #23 of 96 Attractions in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
Activities: Walking
Owner description: A 60-acre preserve where visitors observe many wildlife habitats.
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
Activities: Walking
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Owner description: A 60-acre preserve where visitors observe many wildlife habitats.
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Brooklyn, New York
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36 reviews 36 reviews
21 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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214 reviews 214 reviews
38 attraction reviews
165 helpful votes 165 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
19 helpful votes 19 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
18 helpful votes 18 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
28 helpful votes 28 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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140 reviews 140 reviews
14 attraction reviews
134 helpful votes 134 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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