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Charles Towne Landing

1500 Old Towne Rd, Charleston, SC 29407
843 852 4200
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Ranked #22 of 106 Attractions in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
Activities: Running
Description: A historic village recreating the life and times of America's early settlers.
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Richmond
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This is a great place to walk. It is beautiful here. The animals look well cared for. The boat is fun and there is a man there to give the history of the Landing. There are signs throughout the walk with information. This is a great place to go for all seasons to see the plants and get exercise.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I went here for a wedding, and it's absolutely gorgeous. It's a little tricky to navigate once you enter since the signs are pretty tiny, but I find that's typical of any plantation. I just asked a worker on a golf cart for directions. He was happy to help and pointed me in the right direction. The greenery was well-maintained... More

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Cashiers, North Carolina
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I am a lover of all things history. I love the feeling of walking in the footsteps of our ancestors and thoroughly enjoyed doing so here! The animal area was fun for my little guy. The only negative was that I was unable to check out the plantation house because they were setting up for a wedding. The grounds are... More

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Charleston, SC
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Whenever I have groups on my walking tours with wee ones in tow, I always recommend Charles Town Landing, but it is an underutilized resource for locals as well. On any Charleston map, CTL is the large green area smack in the middle. Its a great place to walk the dog or ride a bike. I love strolling the gardens!... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Huge territory. We spend several hours there. You can either walk, or there is a shuttle that can take you from one end to another, because it is a lot of walking..Great place with lots and lots of history. The fee is $10 per person. Not too bad. If you are going on a hot day, make sure to bring... More

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Fairfax, Virginia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Came here because it is in "500 places you have to take your kids." Our 'kids' are 19 and 22 and we had a great morning. Not sure what one of the previous reviewers was talking about, but there is LOTS of shade and if you go in the morning, the weather is perfect - even on a hot day.... More

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Greenville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

The admittance fee is inexpensive and certainly worth the money. We spent over three hours here and we would have stayed longer had we worn proper footwear. I would recommend coming with mosquito repellent for when you work your way down to the marshier section of the park, and definitely wear athletic shoes (your feet will thank you). There was... More

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Audubon
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Visited here July, 2014 and found this to be a very interested place. We did not see everything because it was very hot but what we saw was great. There was a small museum that explained the settlement. Also, there was a little tram ride that brought us to a replica of a small boat that carried cargo up and... More

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Asheville, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Beautiful self guided walking tour of the original settlement of Charleston. Great for families on a budget and in search of historical significance.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Visited with husband and 3 young children. Very disappointed. First of all. It was 98 degrees and almost no shade at all. Then, the zoo was awful. The poor animals were sweltering in the heat. There was no water for them to cool off in or drink. They all looked sick and miserable. It was do hot we couldn't even... More

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