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Charles Towne Landing

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Address: 1500 Old Towne Rd, Charleston, SC 29407
Phone Number: 843 852 4200
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Description: A historic village recreating the life and times of America's early...
A historic village recreating the life and times of America's early settlers.
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Kids enjoyed it

Fun to walk around and see the view. Should stop by and see it. Nice walk and even in the rain people were out and about looking around.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 22, 2015
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New York
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146 reviews 146 reviews
80 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Fun to walk around and see the view. Should stop by and see it. Nice walk and even in the rain people were out and about looking around.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

My husband and I really enjoyed walking the grounds at Charles Towne Landing. When reading up this and then visiting, I felt the information in the touring book well understated this spot. What an important part of history for this area! Next time we will pack a lunch and really take our time. Also, the staff on hand that were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Beautiful and informative. The original history of Charleston - how it started, who the original settlers were, why they came and how they survived - it's all here.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

I enjoy learning history of the city I live in, and Charles Towne Landing is a wonderful place to do so. It has a lot to see, do, and learn. There is beautiful scenery and information everywhere. It takes awhile to experience the entire location, so make it a day-trip and take in as much as you can. It is... More 

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Only had limited time to visit so only made it to the Animal Forest. It was great to see a variety of animals in settings much larger than at a zoo. In addition, there were interesting text descriptions of each animal. I would like to return for at least a full day to walk the rest of the site and... More 

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

My husband and I went on a cloudy, chilly morning and spent about 3 hours there. We just walked the trails, and took photos and enjoyed the scenery. The inside museum was informative and helpful to understand the settlement. We didn't go to the Animal Forest. We did walk by the Legare-Waring home which was beautiful and had an amazing... More 

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Bloomington, Illinois
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16 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Went with my husband and 2 children, ages 6 and 2, on New Years Day today. We had a very nice time. The kids loved the animal forest. We enjoyed walking on the trail, seeing the Adventure and climbing around on it, and the Legare-Waring home was just gorgeous (peeking in the windows) but that setting was beautiful. I could... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

If you are a young person who is between 20 to 30 and dnt like any type of history, pls dnt waste your time and money to go there.

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Minneapolis
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We spent a cloudy morning at this state park, but only got through the Animal Forest (zoo). It was fun to see the local animals. It was even more fun to accidentally be there for Toddler Tuesday and get to learn about zoo keeping and help prepare a snack for Memphis the bear. We would love to come back another... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

It was pouring rain, but we still got to see all the animals. While I'm not a massive fan of animals in captivity, it was nice to see the animals that would have been around for the first settlers. Also most of the big animals were rescues. It would be a nice place to take kids as there were big... More 

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