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Audubon Swamp Garden

Charleston, SC
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Ranked #23 of 103 attractions in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Activities: Walking
Description: A 60-acre preserve where visitors observe many wildlife habitats.
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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

My family loves going to the Audobon Swamp trail.... and we are not even all that into birds. Its just a great place to visit, and get away.... feels like FAR away. We've been in all seasons... can't tell you which is best.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

We went just for the swamp. When we arrived the woman at the gate told us we could purchase a ticket just for a 1 and a half mile walk of the swamp. They then charged us "basic admission" which only allowed us to go to the gift shop and café ($15). We had to come back and purchase tickets... More

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Statesboro, Georgia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Ok, it's a little odd going as a tourist to an old plantation. You feel like you are walking on hallowed ground. If you can both acknowledge that and enjoy yourself, the gardens around the old house are pretty, but the real attraction is the Audubon Swamp. On a warm early Spring day in April we saw a good half... More

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Louvain
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11 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

We walked here as part of a visit to Magnolia Gardens (entrance: 8$ for the Swamp Garden), but it was well worth the money. It feels like being in a fairy tale, a bit out of the ordinary, with the trees sunk in the clear duck weed. We've walked through lots of swamps, but this one beats them all. Since... More

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Fayetteville, North Carolina, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

We stopped by this attraction on our way home from Charleston. This attraction is very beautiful and peaceful. We didn't really see any wildlife while we were there which was disappointing, but we ended up leaving early due to a thunderstorm. The staff is very friendly and knowledgable. Also, be advised, this attraction is currently undergoing maintenance on a large... More

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New York City, New York
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55 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

The swamp is quite lovely, but we had a hard time seeing any wildlife - saw 2 alligators from afar. $8 per person seemed quite steep. Probably wouldn't do it again

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

We had this place to ourselves and really enjoyed it so much. We marveled at the Duck Weed and saw some lovely birds and more alligators than when we went on an airboat ride in Florida! This is such a beautiful spot - you will certainly enjoy this and will appreciate that it has been preserved.

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MIAMI
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

We toured the Swamp Garden and were the only ones on the trail most of the time. There were no trail maps in the box, so we did the best we could with the minimal signage. We actually got lost because we took a left on a dirt path off of the boardwalk and ended up walking around a lake... More

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Riverside, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

The Audubon Swamp Garden is well designed to offer a safe view of the swamp and wildlife. Paths are well constructed and mostly level. Signage could be improved. There are plenty of alligators in the swamp. Fall is a great time of year to encounter young gators (and old) sleeping on the bank. When they hear you the move out... More

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Laurel, Maryland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

Save your money, this tour is really a rip-off. And to think that this family (the plantation owners) are making money so much money from these tours. Not only do you have to pay to get in you have to pay for each tour separately, I wonder if they share some of the proceeds with all the hard workers that... More

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