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Brookgreen Gardens

1931 Brookgreen Dr, U.S. Hwy 17, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576
843-235-6000
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Gardens, Art Museums
Activities: Picnicking
Traveler Description: Brookgreen Gardens is a true gem that far too many visitors to the Grand Strand area miss. The name, "Gardens", is a misnomer. Brookgreen is so much... more »
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North Carolina
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38 reviews 38 reviews
15 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

A beautiful, peaceful place. We took the 12 noon walking tour, and gained a new appreciation for the history and beauty here. Our group was in a hurry to leave, but we will be back to take the boat ride to tour the other areas of this property. Highly recommend taking one of the guided tours, as hearing the history... More

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Oak Island
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50 reviews 50 reviews
14 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

This is a very unusual outdoor sculpture "museum". At first when we walked past each sculpture, we would just walk past. But when we paused and read the sign and studied it a few extra moments, we could see the surprise. The sculpture would appear to be just a single animal or person, but then you see the the grasshopper... More

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Mays Landing NJ
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12 reviews 12 reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

We had a beautiful day, weather wise which made the experience so nice. We took the pontoon boat excursion which was very good. The grounds are lovely. Particularly loved the walk-in bird habitat where the Night Herons were everywhere--they were so "up close and personal" I thought at first they were fake! We didn't get a chance to finish seeing... More

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Summerville, South Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

A wonderful, extensive botanical garden filled with some stunning American sculpture. We were there last for the "night 1000 candles" event on New Year's Eve which was the best NYE I can ever remember. On a previous visit we saw the zoo and plan to visit the butterfly house next time. A day ticket is good for return the entire... More

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Grand Island, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

For 14$, you get six days to enjoy all Brookgreen gardens has to offer. My husband and I went with 2 of our daughters ages 14 and 16. My 16 year old thanked me for bringing her. It is that beautiful! The sculptures are amazing and bountiful. The plants are ever changing with seasons. The zoo is more like a... More

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Little River
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86 reviews 86 reviews
39 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

A MUST VISIT place. Very beautiful! Amazing! The azaleas, tulips and much more were blooming, everything was green and the Spanish moss was blowing in the breeze. The sculpture by Anna Hyatt Huntington and other artist are fantastic works of art. The property was donated by the Huntingtons along with the land for Huntington Beach State Park across the street... More

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Saint Augustine
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Beautiful trees, gardens, meadows, an assortment of animals, the boat ride... it is all great... But, my favorites are the statues... such a vast assortment of works... just beautiful! Your ticket is good for 7 days... plan to come back at least for a second day (you will be amazed at what you missed on your first visit)!

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Long Valley, New Jersey
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105 reviews 105 reviews
40 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Stunning and colorful gardens, great sculptures (over 300) and trees that are over 250 years old. My husband found out about this place durng our stay in Myrtle Beach. It has become the highlight of our trip. The Brookgreen Gardens is a sculpture garden and wildlife preserve just 15 minutes south of Myrtle Beach. Archer and Anna Huntington opened this... More

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Lake George, New York
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117 reviews 117 reviews
9 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Don't miss one of Americas most beautiful attractions. There is something here for everyone. Animals , flowers, scenery,boat cruise. This is a must in the area.

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64 reviews 64 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

My son is five and was entertained by statues. That alone is says it all. When you pull into this place you really get a feel for how grand it is, amazing blooming plants and statuary abound. It is really breathtaking I'm not a sentimental type guy but was really stunned with the artistry on display from both man and... More

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