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Hopelands Gardens

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Address: Whiskey Road and Dupress Place, Aiken, SC 29802
Phone Number: (803) 642-7631

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Amazing park. Beautiful lake full of fish, turtles, and ducks. Lots of paths and great sites to see.

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Madison, Virginia
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Madison, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Amazing park. Beautiful lake full of fish, turtles, and ducks. Lots of paths and great sites to see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hopeland Gardens is a frequent destination for my family. It is the perfect place for an afternoon walk any time of year. My granddaughter loves to take bread to feed the fish and turtles, and the walkways through the gardens are almost magical, allowing her to run freely and experience the natural surroundings.

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Cullowhee, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hopeland Gardens is located near the center of the town of Aiken, SC. Lovely trails, lots of shade filled with many trees and plants. A great place to have a wedding or just go for a picnic. There is some history as this used to be a private residence. Free to the public, a must see!

Thank Wynette W
Shropshire, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whilst we were in Aiken it was extremely hot, we spent a very pleasant afternoon here sitting in a shaded area enjoying the garden, the lake and the birds. A lovely oasis off a busy road.

Thank stokersam
South Lyon, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to the gardens for something to do. It was breath taking to say the least. Not only are the views great but it was also educational for the kids. They were about to read about the trees and plants within the garden. There are little information pieces telling you about the trees all around. There are turtles and fish... More 

Thank lmfelker
South Carolina, United States
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Garden that was originally part of the estate of an Aiken Winter Colonist. There are ponds as well as walking paths.

Thank John_in_South_Caroli
Aiken, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

Great place in nice weag and old. ther to walk, picnic and enjoy the trees and flowers. Summertime concerts are great.

Thank Wade J
Nashville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

We had a bit of extra time while in Aiken...and found this beautiful (and large) garden oasis. Very "old South" in it's feel. Great for a slow walk...hand in hand. And...it's FREE!

Thank Steve D
Aiken, South Carolina
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016

A beautiful peaceful spot in the center of town for a delightful walk, meditate in beautiful labyrinth, or just sit on a bench and enjoy

Thank Irena4321
Charlotte, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

Wandering around Hopelands is fantastic, and I highly recommend for anyone, kids, adults, seniors, all will find something to like. I was very impressed with the Thoroughbred Museum; also the several horse statues in the gardens. I thoroughly enjoyed seeing the gigantic, very old trees. Walking about their waterways, spotting turtles, ducks, etc. And of course, the Rose Garden was... More 

Thank rkbartoo

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