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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 2014
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

We were told about this place by our waiter in a restaurant in Charleston. What a beautiful treasure it is. The cost of admission is reasonable and is good for seven days. If you are in the area this is a must see. Plan to spend the day or more. The restaurant on site is good, staff is friendly and... More

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Greenville, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Beautiful place, good guided tours -- and plenty of grounds to wander. Don't have to be an art critic. A little expensive for those who need a 7-day pass.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

We were very pleasantly impressed with our visit to Brookgreen gardens. The extensive gardens are beautiful and very well maintained. The "American and figurative" themed sculpture collection included many wonderful pieces. We were there for a hot day in mid August, so a lunchtime break for soup and sandwiches at the Pavilion Restaurant offered a welcome respite. The food and... More

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

We absolutely loved our visit to Brookgreen Gardens. We actually went twice during our stay since the ticket you purchase is good for six days from the date of purchase. I would definitely recommend going early in your trip so you can take advantage of this if you want. The grounds are immense and you may need more than one... More

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Henderson, Nevada, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Pretty much loved everything about the gardens. Very well maintained and the staff was very knowledgeable and helpful. Was very impressed with everything, including our lunch there. We did miss out on the boat ride, but will try to catch it next trip out. Heard it was good though. Well worth a day of visiting and don't forget to stop... More

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Hope Mills, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

I am not much for the outdoors and I'll admit it took my wife yelling at me to get me off my rear to go. But once I was there I was like in total AWE! I never knew that something so beautiful existed. I have seen on many movies these wonderful gardens with all sorts of sculptures but never... More

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Uniontown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

We aren't usually the calm, art loving kind of people, but we had a very interesting day here. Basically one side is the statues and gardens and the other animals. We were truly amazed at the insects. Grasshoppers the size of a large man's had. It was cool and very low key. See the short movie first.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Give yourself at least a whole day for this experience! Your ticket is good for a week so you can return as often as you like. Its a place of relaxation, photo ops, beauty, nature, animals, play...its fantastic for all ages! Lots of benches and shade. Very nice bathroom facilities. Its a very well taken care of garden property. No... More

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Yorktown Heights NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Absolutely beautiful. The Gardens are spectacular. The sculpture so interesting. Admission is valid for a week. A nice break from the beach. I wish we had the time to visit again during our week of vacation.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Went there twice. The first time we took a tour if the gardens & statues. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable & funny. We then took the boat ride. Once again the tour guide was great. The second visit was to take the Oaks Plantation Tour. The gentleman that ran the tour was fantastic! The tour was very thorough and... More

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