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Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center

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Address: 10503 N. Oak Hills Parkway, Baton Rouge, LA 70810
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+1 225-757-8905
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Dedicated to conservation, education and recreation, this 101-acre facility...

Dedicated to conservation, education and recreation, this 101-acre facility includes wildlife and ecology exhibits and a 65-acre cypress-tupelo swamp, navigable by boardwalk, and filled with wildlife such as birds, bobcats, foxes, turtles and alligators.

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Interesting afternoon

The nature center had a variety of creatures (snakes, turtles, alligator) that are indigenous to the area. The nature paths were easily accessible and we enjoyed the overall... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
amarinesmom226
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Spring, Texas
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Spring, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The nature center had a variety of creatures (snakes, turtles, alligator) that are indigenous to the area. The nature paths were easily accessible and we enjoyed the overall experience. Peaceful, relaxing and enjoyable!

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Peaceful and easy walk, the young children even enjoyed it. Saw a snake curled up on a log just off the boardwalk, and a swamp rabbit (they are quite happy go into the water!). Staff were friendly and obviously enjoy working there.

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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78 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016 via mobile

BREC has done it again with another successful park. I was glad to finally come here being as I frequent a lot of parks. I was quite surprised that it has such a bayou feel in the midst of the city. They have indoor exhibits that are great to check out before hitting the outdoors. You can get aquatinted with... More 

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Thank Angelle225
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Nice, shady wooden walkway. Wheelchair accessible. Many turtles in the pond. Nice indoor exhibits. Educational.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

Easy walking paths, welcoming staff, quiet, peaceful, shady and filled with flora and fauna. I hope you can visit when in Baton Rouge. Great for the entire family or if you go solo.

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Lake Jackson
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

This is a great little park right in the middle of south Baton Rouge! The trails have a lot of nice elevated boardwalks, and they were the perfect length for young kids. There was a nice little museum/entry building with bathrooms. They also often have special events throughout the year. Will definitely come back.

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Thank Celeste A
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016

You would not have guessed that it is there, a refuge from the busy city all around it. A good place for a family outing.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

Wonderful walking trails among the forest and swamp. The visitors center is interesting and well done. This is a little gem in Baton Rouge!

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Gulf Breeze, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2016

An elevated boardwalk takes you thru a real swamp with real critters up close and personal. Keep a hand on small children as there are no real barriers. Stop an look at almost any point and you'll see snakes, eels, and other critters. Many bird feeders attract a plethora of featherd beauties. Be sure to visit inside the complex and... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2016

It was a trail through some woods. The only animals we saw were squirrels and some lizards. Not worth the time, effort, or money. The website made me think it was going to be such a better experience. The inside area had some reptiles and a gift shop.

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